STATEHOOD: 1787; 3rd state
ATTRACTIONS: Cape May, Wildwood, Atlantic City
FUN FACT: In the 19th century southern New Jersey remained largely agricultural, while the northern part of the state rapidly industrialized.
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Photo credits: Anastasia Shapochkina, Dreamstime (horse); Brian Kushner, Dreamstime (goldfinch); Brian Lasenby, Dreamstime (violet); Gaussian Blur, iStockphoto (quarter); Americanspirit, Dreamstime (flag)
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