Linda Barth presents NEW JERSEY ORIGINALS: TECHNICAL MARVELS< ODD INVENTIONS< TRAILBLAZING CHARACTERS, and MORE! What makes New Jersey so special? In part: innovation. In addition to Bell Labs and Thomas Edison, New Jersey has spawned many innovators and inventors. In this presentation, author and retired teacher Linda Barth will speak about the inventions of Bell Labs and Edison, in addition to other valuable, brilliant, and quirky creations. The work of soldiers at Fort Monmouth and Camp Evans—including radar and night vision goggles—helped the United States win World War II. Cook College at Rutgers has produced important, often disease-resistant, vegetables and flowers. Among the edible inventions are pork roll, M&M’s, and the famous Campbell’s green bean casserole. Quirky firsts include Lucy the Elephant and the Francis life car. And just for fun, Linda will highlight some famous and not-so-famous New Jerseyans.