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Leading Cities of New Jersey

At the opening of the twentieth century New Jersey had seven cities, each with more than fifty thousand inhabitants, viz. Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Camden, Trenton, Hoboken, and Elizabeth. Although half the State is uncleared forest land, Massachusetts and Rhode Island are the only States that are more densely populated.

New Jersey has long been the watering place of the nation. The seaside resorts are crowded every summer, and many of them have a large resident population. Long Branch, Cape May, Asbury Park, Ocean Grove, Avon, Bay Head, and Atlantic City are the most popular. The growth of the last-named city has been phenomenal.

Every possible attraction is provided there, and visitors are drawn thither from every part of the Union.

The climate is so invigorating and equable that it has become a favorite winter resort. Thousands who have been accustomed to spend the cold months in Florida and the South have found Atlantic City so much superior that they are glad to seek health and strength in this enterprising city by the sea.

Newark Jersey City Paterson
Camden Trenton Hoboken
Bayonne   Elizabeth

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Source: A Brief History of New Jersey, by Edward S. Ellis, A.M. and Henry Snyder, American Book Company, 1910.

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