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About jerseyjourneyer

I can never stay in one place for too long at a time. A New Jersey native, I'm on the move and always looking for new places to go and places to see. A student of history and public relations I am writing this blog for New Jerseyans, and those who might have certain assumptions about this state. I don't think anything personifies this state quite like this. During the New Jersey Hall of Fame induction, Bruce Springsteen said something I believe many New Jerseyans can get behind. "(Like Danny DeVito) We are small but mighty."

Offbeat History: Lesser Known Facts About the United States’ Past

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My first oral history!!!

It is one thing to read the secondary sources of other writers, but for the first time I had conducted primary research.  One day people will study my work.  For the first time in my young career I felt like a real … Continue reading

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What is history?

So what is this thing called history? It is a search for the truth.  It is a social science which aims to document the human experience through its writings and recorded actions.  It is a discourse of humanity with historians … Continue reading

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Bring me a bookmobile…

LET THE RESEARCH COMMENCE!!! Being a historian, you get to read some very interesting stuff.  You get to read old books, newspapers from the 1800’s, and micro-fiche! We live in a world where high speed wireless internet rules, and smartphones … Continue reading

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History is a polygon

The project is up and running. I was fortunate enough to have experience by working at the Botto House American Labor Museum.  The Botto House is a museum that has been dedicated to the workers The Botto House American Labor … Continue reading

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“If you want the ball, you can have it.”

The National Park Service has given me the opportunity to do one of the things that I love the most; talk to people (and or course take copious historical notes for further research).  The National Park Service has had a … Continue reading

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