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Jersey Devil Goes High-Tech

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A lonely road that's just ripe for a vist from Mother Leed's 13th child Credits: Middlesex County
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Every New Jersey resident has heard of our state’s most famous legend, the Jersey Devil. Stories about this mysterious cryptid have reached across the country from the Pine Barrens and have become a part of popular culture.

 

But every story has a beginning, and not everyone may know the real origin of the Jersey Devil myth. Now, Middlesex County’s UnCommon History podcast is ready to enlighten you about the dark origin of the Jersey Devil.

 

UnCommon History is a series of free podcasts available online that focus on rare, unknown and sometimes even bizarre items of the history of New Jersey. The average length of each podcast is five minutes and they are available to be streamed live on the County website.

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Search “Podcasts” at www.co.middlesex.nj and select any one of the 51 podcasts in this growing series. The Jersey Devil installment is available now and perfect for a spooky October night. The podcast can also be heard on our mobile website, which can be accessed by texting the word culture to 56512.

 

“The Culture and Heritage Office’s podcasts are a great example of how this group works to reach all County residents through all media,” said Middlesex County Director Ronald G. Rios. “UnCommon History is a consistently eye-opening program, one that truly illuminates the full history of its subjects.”

 

“I commend The Middlesex County Office of Culture and Heritage for making these audio programs available to our residents,” said Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, chair of the County’s Business Development and Education Committee. “They’re a great educational resource for students, teachers, and anyone who wants to learn more about the fascinating history of New Jersey.”

 

The program is funded in part by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Middlesex County Office of Culture and Heritage and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. It is presented by the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission and the Folklife Program for New Jersey

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