Want to wow your friends with some new fun facts? We’ve got some Garden State trivia that you probably didn’t know!

• The world’s longest boardwalk – and oldest – is in Atlantic City.

• The first-ever drive-in movie theater opened in Camden in 1933.

• Trenton was the capital of the United States for less than two months in 1784.

• New Jersey’s official state colors (buff and blue) were the colors George Washington chose for the state’s army regiment flag during the Revolutionary War.

• It’s illegal in New Jersey to sell handcuffs to someone under 18.

• Speaking of crimes, it’s illegal to wear a bullet proof vest while committing a crime.

• The state’s first public school was started by Red Cross founder Clara Barton in Bordentown in 1852.

• It’s said that famed pirate Captain William Kidd may have left hidden treasure somewhere in Cape May.

• The first condensed soup in America was cooked and canned at Campbell’s Soup Company in Camden in 1897.

October 2023
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