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A History of Inventing in New Jersey: From Thomas Edison to the Ice Cream Cone [NOOK Book]

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Many Americans are familiar with Thomas Edison’s “invention factory” in Menlo Park, where he patented the phonograph, the light bulb and more than one thousand other items. Yet many other ideas have grown in the Garden State, too—New Jerseyans brought sound and music to movies and built the very first drive-in theater. In addition to the first cultivated blueberry, tasty treats like ice cream cones and M&Ms are also Jersey natives. Iconic aspects of American life, like the batting cage, catcher’s mask and ...
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A History of Inventing in New Jersey: From Thomas Edison to the Ice Cream Cone

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Overview

Many Americans are familiar with Thomas Edison’s “invention factory” in Menlo Park, where he patented the phonograph, the light bulb and more than one thousand other items. Yet many other ideas have grown in the Garden State, too—New Jerseyans brought sound and music to movies and built the very first drive-in theater. In addition to the first cultivated blueberry, tasty treats like ice cream cones and M&Ms are also Jersey natives. Iconic aspects of American life, like the batting cage, catcher’s mask and even professional baseball itself, started in New Jersey. Life would be a lot harder without the vacuum cleaner, plastic and Band-Aids, and many important advances in medicine and surgery were also developed here. Join author Linda Barth as she explores groundbreaking, useful, fun and even silly inventions and their New Jersey roots.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148742593
  • Publisher: The History Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/20/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 796,362
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Linda Barth is a retired fourth-grade teacher. She is the executive director of the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey, and has served on the board of Celebrate NJ! and is active in the Delaware & Raritan Canal Watch. She has written two books about the D&R Canal and two children’s picture books.
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