Telling it

 

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Batter Up!
Beyond the Job


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Stories of workplace teams show how much they were tied to a sense of place. For example, bowling team names highlighted the geography of the Garden State—like the “Newark” Troopers (undoubtedly State Police assigned to the stretch of the Turnpike near Newark, the state’s largest city) and the “Lincoln Tunnel” (named for the major conduit between New Jersey and Manhattan, whose third tube had just opened in 1957).

 
“Alley Talk . . . Northern League,” from the Pike Interchange, February 1964
Collections of The New Jersey Historical Society, gift of Marie Koch
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