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Some People Don’t Know That New Jersey Was The First To Do These 10 Things

New Jersey has always been an innovator, with its residents making major advancements in everything from medicine to music. Home to to Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park lab and the nation’s first beach resorts, we’ve paved the way for technology and…tanning. There’s nothing wrong with a little seaside relaxation, or tossing around the pigskin. As you learned from our New Jersey pride post, our state was the first to host a college football game. Here are ten other things that New Jersey did first!

Were you surprised to learn any of these fun facts? Which did you already know? New Jersey has so many other firsts I’d love to share with you; if you like and share the post, there just might be a part two!

Kristen Koennemann
Kristen is a freelance writer, editor and social-media manager who really loves her state. She's here to share all that New Jersey has to offer with residents and the rest of the world.