In 2014, the great state of New Jersey celebrates its sesquarcentennial--its 350th year since being founded in 1664. First settled as part of New Netherland, each year since has brought moments to remember. In this collection, Jersey authors Joseph Bilby, James Madden and Harry Ziegler present some of these events from each year. Some are well known and important, like the Revolutionary War Battle of Trenton and the many patents filed by Thomas Edison. Others are quirky, such as the birth of the creator of Felix the Cat in 1892 and the opening of America's first traffic circle in 1925. And still others are proud, like the many ways Jersey regiments have served the United States. Discover more than 350 trials and triumphs that have shaped the Garden State.
|Publisher:||The History Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Joseph Bilby served as lieutenant in the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam and is the author/editor of more than 300 articles and 14 books on New Jersey and military history. He is a trustee of the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association, publications editor for its 150th Anniversary Committee and assistant curator of the National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey. James Madden has written for many Civil War publications, including the New Jersey Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. He is a trustee of the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association, the Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery, the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Jerramiah T. Healy Charitable Foundation for a Better Jersey City. Harry Ziegler worked for many years at the Asbury Park Press, New Jersey's second largest newspaper, rising from reporter to bureau chief, editor and managing editor of the paper. He is currently associate principal of Bishop George Ahr High School in Edison, New Jersey, and has co-authored several books on New Jersey history.