THE NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE AND RELATED
The New Jersey
Includes a vast amount of information, including statistics, the annual
report, maps, and how to determine your exit.
The New Jersey State Police
(its Troop D patrols the Turnpike)
about asphalt (used in construction of the Turnpike)
Includes information about the history of asphalt and its uses.
For general sites that include information about the New Jersey Turnpike,
you can go to:
Howard Johnson's held the first concession for food services on the New
Jersey Turnpike. This site provides their history.
HMSHost holds the current concession for Turnpike food services.
Cities Service Oil Co. (now Citgo) held the first concession for automobile-related
services on the Turnpike. The site includes classroom activities and a
virtual tour of a refinery.
Sunoco holds the current concession. Their site includes a history of
OTHER MID-20TH-CENTURY TURNPIKES; NEW JERSEY'S
GARDEN STATE PARKWAY
Includes a history of the road, which opened on October 1, 1940 and was
the first of the modern mid-20th century turnpikes.
The Maine Turnpike
Includes a history of the road, which opened on December 13, 1947.
The New York
Includes information about this early limited access road.
The Garden State
Includes information about the New Jersey Highway Authority Archives,
which feature materials about the Garden State Parkway, built shortly
after the New Jersey Turnpike. The first toll was taken on the road in
THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY/HISTORY OF CARS
You can visit the following sites for more information about the automobile,
its history, and its role in American life:
P. Chrysler Museum
Henry Ford Museum &
The History Channel
accounts of using the automobile
Smithsonian Institution’s site on transportation history
The Sloan Museum
List of automotive
museums around the world, past and present
Museum of Automobile History
Photographs, images, and documents on the Web
Many of the websites listed have photographs pertaining to automobiles
American Memory, Library
As the site notes, "American Memory is a gateway to rich primary
source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States."
Here you can find many images of the New Jersey Turnpike; of special note
is the very rich photography collection of Gottscho and Schleisner. In
the early 1950s, one of the Turnpike Authority’s architectural firms
hired photographers Samuel Gottscho and William Schleisner to record the
Turnpike under construction. They provide an extraordinary behind-the-scenes
look at structures as they were being built.
OF SPECIAL INTEREST FOR TEACHERS AND CHILDREN
Henry Ford Museum &
This site is especially good for images of early automobiles. Click on
of New Jersey Department of Transportation
NJ Transit Website
Travel in New Jersey/18th-century travel
Outdoor Recreation Pages, New Jersey
Jersey Commerce & Economic Growth Commission, Travel and Tourism
If you click on “History,” then “Teacher Resources,”
then “Lesson Plans,” you’ll find a list which includes
“Travel in the 18th Century.” Click on the topic and it will
take you to the lesson plan.
Roads and highways
New Jersey Expressways
Highway Kickoff Page
Geographic, Maps and Geography
of Texas at Austin Library Online, Perry-Castañeda Library Map
Collection/U.S. Historical City Maps
Online World Atlas
New Jersey museums
guide to museums in New Jersey
Discover Jersey Arts
We There Yet? Places of Interest in New Jersey
This site includes classroom activities, including a virtual tour of a
The website "What Exit? New Jersey and Its Turnpike" contains a variety
of links to other websites and references to resources available thorugh
government, nonprofit, and commercial entities. These links and references
are provided solely for informational purposes and the convenience of
the user. Their inclusion does not constitute an endorsement.