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March 2003

image of Bessie Moore Bessie Moore of Ridgewood took the tennis world by storm as a 16-year-old in 1892, winning the national lawn tennis competition in Philadelphia. She went on to win the national women's lawn tennis singles title four more times in 1896, 1901, 1903, and 1905.
Alice Huyler Ramsey was the first woman to drive across the country. In 1909 the 22-year-old Hackensack resident traveled along with three other women on a 59-day, 3,800-mile journey from New York City to San Francisco. Huyler completed the trip faster than any man had previously. Asphalt roads were a rarity and repairs frequent during the pioneer cross-country drive. image of Alice Huyler Ramsey

Eleanor Marie (Egg) Kratiger, known as Eleanor Egg, began her track and field career with the Paterson Girls' Recreation Program in 1923. Her relay team achieved an outdoor world record in 1925. Egg went on to compete in the broad jump, setting a world record in 1927, the 100-yard dash, and the shot put.

Some of the all-time greatest women’s basketball players, such as Anne Theresa Donovan and Carol Blazejowski also have roots in New Jersey.

For more information on New Jersey Women’s History, please visit the Women’s Project of New Jersey.

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