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Elizabeth, the first capital of New Jersey, took its name from the founder of the English colony's wife, Elizabeth Carteret. The birthplace of several Founding Fathers, Elizabeth would use such prestige to position itself in the booming business eras of the 19th and 20th centuries. Its strategic location along the Hudson River and on the route to New York made it a hot spot of activity during the American War of Independence and the War of 1812. These same traits gave rise to Elizabeth as a center of commerce in New Jersey during the past two centuries. Today, Elizabeth stands as a multicultural metropolis, home to over 100,000 people.
ISBN: 9781467103367
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 227
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Nayeli L. Riano is a longtime resident of Elizabeth, a graduate from Elizabeth High School, and holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of St Andrews in Scotland. M. Earl Smith is a graduate of Chatfield College and the University of Pennsylvania and is currently completing his master of fine arts at Pine Manor College. He currently teaches at Rowan University and Harcum College.
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