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History of Trenton, New Jersey, USA

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Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA

In order to meet the increasing demand for his wire rope John Roebling opened a factory in Trenton, New Jersey in 1848. John Roebling, along with his two sons, Washington and Ferdinand, built a suspension bridge across the gorge of the Niagara River. They then built the Brooklyn Bridge plus many other suspension bridges in the United States.

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  • 1719 - Trenton, New Jersey founded

    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1776 - December 26 - Washington crosses the Delaware
    Famous American victory that began with "Washington Crossing the Delaware." Actually, the whole army crossed the Delaware River, which was frozen in...Read MORE...


  • January 3, 1777 - An overnight freeze enabled George Washington and his troops to flank the British at Trenton, cross their lines at Princeton, and seek security in the hills of northern New Jersey.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • 1784 - Trenton served as U.S. capital

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ njtimeln.htm

  • 1806 - January 30 - The original Lower Trenton Toll Bridge , which spans the Delaware River between Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened.

    historyorb.com

  • 1848 - In order to meet the increasing demand for his wire rope John Roebling opened a factory in Trenton, New Jersey in 1848.
    John Roebling, along with his two sons, Washington and Ferdinand, built a suspension bridge across the gorge of the Niagara River. They then built...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Trenton
    Trenton, a city, capital of New Jersey, and seat of justice of Mercer county, is situated on the left bank of the Delaware, at the head of steamboat...Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - A thousand and forty dollars in gold pieces of the year 1795, or thereabouts, was recently disposed of in Trenton, N. J., after being hoarded for seventy-four years. The loss of interest in that time was somewhat over $4,000.


    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 3, 1869

  • Trenton, New Jersey, USA
    American Saw Company, Trenton, N. J. 1884 Advertisement

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 5, 1884
    Advertisement
  • News 1887 - Samuel K. Wilson, the wealthiest citizen of Trenton, N. J., has startled his friends by suddenly marrying a second wife,
    Miss Conway, of Boston, and sailing for Europe before congratulations could be offered. His wealth is put at $12,000,000. - N. Y. Tribune.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 12, 1887

  • News 1888 - Four saloon-keepers at Trenton, N. J., were sent to jail for six months each on the 25th for selling liquor on Sunday.


    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 28, 1888

  • News 1889 - Maggie Mitchell, the actress, was granted a divorce from her husband, Henry T. Paddock, on the 5th at Trenton, N. J.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 13, 1889

  • News 1889 - THRUST THROUGH WITH A RED HOT IRON.
    Trenton, N. J., Dec. 8. - THOMAS HOTCHKISS, a "rougher" in Roeblings' rolling mill, met a shocking death today. He was stepping down to repair a...Read MORE...


  • 1893 - October 19 - The Trenton, N.J., battle monument was unveiled.

    The World Almanac and Book of Facts, Volume 1894 Press Publishing Company. 1894

  • Trenton, New Jersey, USA
    John A. Roebling's Sons Co.
    where everything in the way of Electrical and other Wires and Cables is made
    Advertisement
  • News 1900 - School Fire Causes Panic. Flames Cut Off Escape by Stairway and Many Children Are Hurt at Trenton, N. J.
    Trenton, N. J., Feb. 2. – Flames broke out in the cellar of the Livingston Public School to-day when the afternoon session was partly over and the...Read MORE...


  • Trenton, New Jersey, USA
    State Normal and Model School
    Postcard
  • Trenton, New Jersey, USA
    South Broad Street
    Postcard
  • Trenton, New Jersey, USA
    Roebling's Wire Mills
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  • News 1902 - WILL DIE FROM FALL
    Helen McCray Fractured Her Skull Yesterday at the Cook Pottery Co. Plant.

    Helen McCray, 22 years old, an employe of the Cook Pottery Company fell...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Trenton, a city of New Jersey, the capital of the state and of Meroer co., is situated on the Delaware River, at the head of tidewater and of...Read MORE...


  • News 1912 - 50,000 SEE FLIER FALL TO HIS DEATH. AVIATOR CHARLES F. WALSH KILLED IN 2,000-FOOT PLUNGE AT TRENTON FAIR. MACHINE LANDS IN A TREE.
    RESCUING PHYSICIANS HAVE TO CLIMB IT TO REACH LIMP BODY - THE 193d FATALITY.

    Special to The New York Times.
    Trenton, N.J., Oct. 3. - With women...Read MORE...


  • 1955 - Hurricane Diane
    ...Delaware Goes Wild.
    As the rising Delaware River swirled over its banks in Trenton, capital of New Jersey, five fire companies pumped water from...Read MORE...




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American Saw Company, Trenton, N. J. 1884 Advertisement

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
April 5, 1884
Advertisement

Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Pinterest
John A. Roebling's Sons Co.
where everything in the way of Electrical and other Wires and Cables is made
Advertisement

Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Pinterest
State Normal and Model School
Postcard



Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Pinterest
South Broad Street
Postcard

Trenton, New Jersey, USA
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Roebling's Wire Mills
ebay.com
Best Sugar for Baking! Do your own research, but it does not seem to spike insulin. YAY!



One ingredient only: ground up dates. NOTE: Not good in coffee because it does not dissolve.

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  • 1719 - Trenton, New Jersey founded

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1776 - December 26 - Washington crosses the Delaware
    Famous American victory that began with "Washington Crossing the Delaware." Actually, the whole army crossed the Delaware River, which was frozen in... Read MORE...

  • January 3, 1777 - An overnight freeze enabled George Washington and his troops to flank the British at Trenton, cross their lines at Princeton, and seek security in the hills of northern New Jersey.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1784 - Trenton served as U.S. capital

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ njtimeln.htm
  • 1806 - January 30 - The original Lower Trenton Toll Bridge , which spans the Delaware River between Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened.

    historyorb.com
  • 1848 - In order to meet the increasing demand for his wire rope John Roebling opened a factory in Trenton, New Jersey in 1848.
    John Roebling, along with his two sons, Washington and Ferdinand, built a suspension bridge across the gorge of the Niagara River. They then built... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Trenton
    Trenton, a city, capital of New Jersey, and seat of justice of Mercer county, is situated on the left bank of the Delaware, at the head of steamboat... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - A thousand and forty dollars in gold pieces of the year 1795, or thereabouts, was recently disposed of in Trenton, N. J., after being hoarded for seventy-four years. The loss of interest in that time was somewhat over $4,000.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 3, 1869
  • News  1887 - Samuel K. Wilson, the wealthiest citizen of Trenton, N. J., has startled his friends by suddenly marrying a second wife,
    Miss Conway, of Boston, and sailing for Europe before congratulations could be offered. His wealth is put at $12,000,000. - N. Y. Tribune.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 12, 1887
  • News  1888 - Four saloon-keepers at Trenton, N. J., were sent to jail for six months each on the 25th for selling liquor on Sunday.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 28, 1888
  • News  1889 - Maggie Mitchell, the actress, was granted a divorce from her husband, Henry T. Paddock, on the 5th at Trenton, N. J.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 13, 1889
  • News  1889 - THRUST THROUGH WITH A RED HOT IRON.
    Trenton, N. J., Dec. 8. - THOMAS HOTCHKISS, a "rougher" in Roeblings' rolling mill, met a shocking death today. He was stepping down to repair a... Read MORE...

  • 1893 - October 19 - The Trenton, N.J., battle monument was unveiled.

    The World Almanac and Book of Facts, Volume 1894 Press Publishing Company. 1894
  • News  1900 - School Fire Causes Panic. Flames Cut Off Escape by Stairway and Many Children Are Hurt at Trenton, N. J.
    Trenton, N. J., Feb. 2. – Flames broke out in the cellar of the Livingston Public School to-day when the afternoon session was partly over and the... Read MORE...

  • News  1902 - WILL DIE FROM FALL
    Helen McCray Fractured Her Skull Yesterday at the Cook Pottery Co. Plant.

    Helen McCray, 22 years old, an employe of the Cook Pottery Company fell... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Trenton, a city of New Jersey, the capital of the state and of Meroer co., is situated on the Delaware River, at the head of tidewater and of... Read MORE...

  • News  1912 - 50,000 SEE FLIER FALL TO HIS DEATH. AVIATOR CHARLES F. WALSH KILLED IN 2,000-FOOT PLUNGE AT TRENTON FAIR. MACHINE LANDS IN A TREE.
    RESCUING PHYSICIANS HAVE TO CLIMB IT TO REACH LIMP BODY - THE 193d FATALITY.

    Special to The New York Times.
    Trenton, N.J., Oct. 3. - With women... Read MORE...

  • 1955 - Hurricane Diane
    ...Delaware Goes Wild.
    As the rising Delaware River swirled over its banks in Trenton, capital of New Jersey, five fire companies pumped water from... Read MORE...

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