New Jersey has a rich history but there are a few things you may not have learned in school. Though it happened over 100 years ago, the story of the Black Tom Explosion is as fascinating as ever. At first, officials said the explosion was caused by a faulty mosquito-proofing mechanism. The real story is much more sinister. However, the truth behind the massive explosion was kept secret for decades.
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Did you know that New Jersey was at the center of such a massive historical event? What’s an interesting tidbit of New Jersey history that you can share? Another of the most fascinating tales in the Garden State is that time when South Jersey almost seceded.
Kristen is a writer, editor, and social media maven who loves her state. Born and raised in New Jersey, sharing all it has to offer is her passion. After attending Montclair State University, she continued her education online, obtaining certifications in social media management.
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