Monday, December 16, 2013

12 Days of Fun (and sometimes festive) Farm Facts: Day 9

Day 9: 

Why is NJ called the Garden State?
"In 1876 Abraham Browning, an attorney, politician, and the owner of Cherry Hill Farm, which gave its name to the town that now stands in its place, coined the term, comparing New Jersey, two-thirds of which was rolling farmland, to a big barrel, open on both ends, from which Pennsylvanians and New Yorkers gobbled up the state’s agricultural bounty." 
Sourced from New Jersey Monthly 

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