By F. Topper/C. Wills
A historical past of recent Jersey, from its early exploration and payment to the kingdom this day.
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More than 550,000 New Jersey men and women served in the armed forces. Thirteen thousand never returned home. Page 45 Growth and Change After World War II ended in August 1945, New Jersey began another era of population growth and economic prosperity. Between 1950 and 1960, the state's population rose from 4,160,000 to more than 6 million. In 1970 New Jersey passed the 7 million mark. By the early 1960s, the state's population density was 805 people per square mile, making it America's most densely populated statea ranking it still holds today.
Page 42 1929 giving commercial aviation in New Jersey a big boost. Work also began on the 3,500-foot-long George Washington Bridge, which extends across the Hudson from upper Manhattan to Fort Lee. Politically, the 1920s saw something of a return to the corruption of the days before the Progressives. Party bosses gained power in many New Jersey communities. The greatest boss, by far, was Mayor Frank Hague of Jersey City. Hague, who was fond of proclaiming, ''I am the law," became mayor in 1917.
And by 1829, more than 500 miles of new roadmostly privately operated toll roadsstretched across the state. The improved road network pumped new life into New Jersey's economy. Livestock, grain, and produce from farms in the central part of the state could be brought more easily to markets in the towns and cities. The state's new industries got yet another boost during the great era of canal building, which lasted from the 1820s to the 1840s. Canals transported manufactured goods and raw materials even more cheaply and efficiently than roads.
A historical album of New Jersey by F. Topper/C. Wills