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NJ Mining Museum – Ogdensburg NJ

NJ, NJ Activities, NJ Things, NJ Trivia, Places in NJ, Things to do in NJ August 26, 2013

Visit the Mining Museum In Ogdensburg NJ

The Sterling Hill Mining Museum is located in Ogdensburg, Sussex County, New Jersey.  The museum was opened in 1989 at the site of the Sterling Hill Mine which was the last working underground mine in New Jersey.

Mining began at the site in 1730, when it was mistakenly thought to be a copper deposit.[3] George III of the United Kingdom granted the property to William Alexander, titled Lord Stirling. Stirling sold it to Robert Ogden in 1765. It went through several owners until the various mines were combined into the New Jersey Zinc Company in 1897. The mine closed in 1986 due to a tax dispute with the town, which foreclosed for back taxes in 1988 and auctioned the property to Richard and Robert Hauck for $750,000. (read more here)

The Sterling Hill Mine, an iron and zinc mine,  with the adjacent Fanklin Mine are known for its unique combinations of minerals, especially florescent minerals.

In the area of the Franklin and Sterling Hill mines, 357 types of minerals are known to occur; these make up approximately 10% of the minerals known to science. Thirty-five of these minerals have not been found anywhere else.[10] Ninety-one of the minerals fluoresce.[11]

There are 35 miles (56 km) of tunnels in the mine, going down to 2,065 feet (629 m) below the surface on the main shaft and 2,675 feet (815 m) on the lower shaft. The mine remains at 56 °F (13 °C) constantly. (read more here)

The Sterling Hill Mining Museum in Ogdensburg, NJ is open to the public for underground mine tours.  Visit the museum and enjoy a day of educational and fun .

Website:  http://sterlinghillminingmuseum.org/

Address: 30 Plant St, Ogdensburg, NJ 07439

Hours: Closed on Monday.

Phone: (973) 209-7212

 

 

 

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Parkour Gym in NJ – NJ parkour Academy

NJ Activities, NJ Things, NJ Trivia, Places in NJ March 22, 2013

NJ Parkour & Freerunning Facility

Here is another first for New Jersey. Pinnacle Parkour Academy’s facility in  Sicklerville NJ is the first facility on the east coast that is dedicated to Parkour and Freerunning.

Parkour (French pronunciation: [paʁˈkuʁ]) (abbreviated PK), also called “the art of displacement“,[1] is a training discipline of movement and holistic well-being[2]. The simplest way to visualize parkour is that of street gymnastics;[3] while this may describe the closely related activity freerunning, it misses the practical philosophy of parkour.[citation needed]

Practitioners aim to move quickly and efficiently through their environment using only their bodies and their surroundings to propel themselves, negotiating obstacles in between. They try to maintain as much momentum as possible without being unsafe. Parkour can include running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, spinning, jumping, rolling, quadrupedal movement and more, if they are the most suitable movements for the situation.[4][5][6]

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Pinnacle Parkour Academy’s mission is to  ‘inspire people thru movement’.

Pinnacle has classes thought by certified Parkour Instructors that are designed for begining to advanced levels.

Get more information at (855) PRO-PARKOUR

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New Jersey – A great Place To Live and Visit

NJ Things, NJ Trivia, Places in NJ March 18, 2013

New Jersey  is really a great place to live and visit.

This clip by Marlene Monfiletto, Cultural Attaché at the U.S. Embassy Vienna, is from New Jersey. She presents  this view of New Jersey’s heritage as well as a number of interesting facts about our state.

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Krueger Scott Mansion – A Piece of Newark’s History

NJ Museum, NJ Things, NJ Trivia, Places in NJ March 11, 2013

The Krueger mansion holds a piece of Newark NJ history that is too precious to forget. The house has 6 story tower with balcony with 360 degree view of the city.  It was one of the first houses with an elevator, the largest house in Newark.

In the mid 90’s restoration plans were developed and started. However, due to cost overruns and waning interest the restoration process was halted after about 7 years.

The mansion was a monument of success for Gottfried Krueger, one of the big 5 beer brewers. He was a German immigrant who worked his way up from sweeping floors in his uncles brewery. The mansion had 3 stories 40 rooms and a brass domed stained glass obelisk, the home was extremely opulent.  The mansion was completed in 1889 and cost $250k, the most expensive home in the city.

The Krueger family moved out after World War I and the mansion was then sold to a construction company and then the Scottish Rite Masons. It has been said that Ed Koch once worked in the coatroom . They owned the mansion for nearly 30 years.

Krueger Scott Mansion – A Piece of Newark’s History ( parts 1 &2 )

In 1958 the mansion was sold to Louise Scott Roundtree, the self-made millionairess owner of a black women’s beauty company.  The mansion was maintained very well by Ms. Scott . However, her heirs did not pay property taxes and the City of Newark took over the mansion in 1982.

 

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Buy A Piece Of History In South Orange NJ

NJ Trivia, Places in NJ February 7, 2013

This amazing store has museum quality artifacts for sale. That is, you can buy a piece of history for your own collection.  For the past 35 years ye Olde Curiositie Shoppe has been one of the most unique stores in the country. There really are some unique pieces there that any serious collector would appreciate.

Talk about antiquing. Who knew.. right here in New Jersey. 🙂

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Homes In Colts Neck NJ Featured On HGTV

NJ, NJ Trivia December 21, 2012

This piece features fabulous homes in Colts Neck NJ as presented by HGTV.  The average home price in Colts Neck is about 1.5  million dollars and the average income is 3 times the national average.

If you like real estate, architecture, landscaping, nice things or just have big dreams you will enjoy the video clip below. This clip gives us a glimpse of what some folks were able to accomplish and how they live very well  and enjoy their successes in  New Jersey.

Hopefully you find this post inspiring and that it motivates you to stay in New Jersey when you get the big bucks. 🙂

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NJ Transit: Watch 1 Day Of Activity Across The State

NJ Things, NJ Trivia December 13, 2012

NJ Transit: Watch 1 Day Of Activity Across The State

Here is a piece of trivia about New Jersey Transit.  Specifically, the daily activity  of one weekday from 3:30am to 3:30am the next day for NJ Transit.  Watch  this amazing video clip to see the activity of our state’s transit system over a 24 hour period on a typical weekday.

Points shown with a tail represent Metro lines. The tails shown on Metro lines represent their previous three minutes of travel.

Plan ahead and use NJ Transit. http://www.njtransit.com

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The Juice Train – Florida to Jersey City

NJ Events, NJ Things, NJ Trivia November 24, 2012

This post brings a little trivia about Florida Orange Juice. Did you know that 5 times per week the Juice Train makes its 48 hour trip from Florida to the Tropicana processing plant in Jersey City NJ? Yep, it sure does with over a half million gallons of “Florida Sunshine” aka Orange Juice. That is like 41 refrigerated cars.

This video clip is a time lapsed view of the 48 hour trip.


The Juice Train – Florida to Jersey City

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