New Jersey Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities and Other Offbeat Stuff

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Overview

Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places,
and things the Garden State has to offer!

Visit a tree-towering telephone pole farm; a record-breaking gargantuan brown bear called Goliath; and a cave-like craggy-walled coffee-brewing cafe.

Meet a Hickory Dickory Dock clock-covering car artist; a gas station-turned-
restaurant-owning undertaker; and a hot dog vendor and his cartoon-covered bus.

Discover the real birthplace of baseball; a really graphic tombstone; and the real way to eat chicken at a medieval restaurant—two thumbs (and the rest of your fingers) up!

Whether you’re a born-and-raised New Jerseyan or a recent transplant, author Peter Genovese will have you laughing out loud as he introduces you to the neighbors you never knew you had and takes you to places you never knew existed—right in your own backyard.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780762741120
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Series: Curiosities Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

In addition to being a very funny guy, Pete Genovese is a feature writer for The (Newark, NJ) Star-Ledger and author of Roadside New Jersey, Jersey Diners, and The Great American Road Trip: US 1, Maine to Florida.

In 2005, he published The Food Lover's Guide to New Jersey with GPP.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Northeast New Jersey

Northwest New Jersey

Central New Jersey

South Jersey

The Jersey Shore

Index

About the Author

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