New Jersey Curiosities

New Jersey Curiosities

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Whether youa€™re a born-and-raised New Jerseyan, a recent transplant, or just passing through, New Jersey Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Peter Genovese takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of theGarden State. Learn the proper way to cook a garbage can turkey, get the skinny on the real birthplace of baseball, and hear the story of Waving Willie, New Jerseya€™s friendliestroadside character. Meet the undisputed Weenie Queen of Garfield; a Hickory Dickory Dock clocka€“covering car artist; and a gas station-turned-restaurant-owning undertaker. Feel the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat at the New Jersey Cockroach Derby, and relive the OK Corral shoot-out and shoot cap guns at bad guys in Wild West City.Quickest way to determine if someonea#39;s from New Jersey: See how they negotiate a traffic circle, the Garden Statea#39;s peculiar gift to motoring mayhem. ... a€œ Common sense and caution must prevail at all times, a€ reads the state drivera#39;s manual.

Title:New Jersey Curiosities
Author:Peter Genovese
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2011-08-02


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