In December 2016, we dedicated an entire issue to reasons we love NJ. Here, explore the Garden State’s role in history—from the creation of the Jersey jughandle to the birth of the blueberry business and South Jersey’s Underground Railroad.
On December 22, 1774, a feisty group of South Jersey patriots burned a load of British tea bound for Philadelphia. Among them was a future governor, Richard Howell, namesake of the Monmouth County township of Howell. The New Jersey upstarts were a little slow to get