Linda Barth, New Jersey Originals
Learn about NJ history with Linda J. Barth and her new book New Jersey Originals: Technological Marvels, Odd Inventions, Trailblazing Characters & More
Date: Friday September 21st
Time: 6:30 PM
About the Book: New Jersey's institutional research accolades are renowned--medical inventions at Johnson & Johnson, the genius of Edison Labs and fourteen Nobel Prizes to Bell Labs scientists. But beyond those behemoths of innovation lie many more breakthroughs and firsts. In 1869, Rutgers and Princeton played the first college football game. Famed inventor Abram Spanel developed the Apollo space suit at his home, Drumthwacket, now the official residence of governors. The American Can Company and Krueger Brewing Company teamed up to create the first beer can. Author Linda J. Barth reveals these and many more stories of the state's diverse tradition of original ideas and trailblazing personas.
About the Author: Since childhood Linda Barth has lived along the Delaware & Raritan Canal, and grew up in the canal town of South Bound Brook.She has served for over two decades on the board of the Canal Society of New Jersey and with her husband, Robert, has led canal tours throughout the Northeast. On vacation, shey enjoy cruisings (at the leisurely pace of 5 miles per hour) on the historic canals of England, Scotland, France, Canada, and other countries. In addition to writing many canal and travel articles, Linda has served as the curator of the Mule Tenders Barracks Museum on the banks of the D&R Canal in Griggstown, New Jersey. She's a retired teacher who has written two books on the D&R Canal for Arcadia Publishing. Her children’s picture book, Bridgetender’s Boy, was published by the National Canal Museum in 2005.