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.
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
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
of the all-time greatest women’s
basketball players, such as Anne Theresa Donovan and Carol
Blazejowski also have roots in New Jersey.
more information on New Jersey Women’s History, please
visit the Women’s
Project of New Jersey.