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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IJC_the-alexander-douglass-house_Trenton-NJ.html
was originally built circa 1760 on what is now South Broad Street as a one room, two story "shanty." Alexander Douglass purchased it in 1769 and it was in that place that George Washington called a Council of War during the Revolutionary…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IJB_william-trent-house-nhl_Trenton-NJ.html
William Trent, a wealthy Philadelphia merchant (later Chief Justice of New Jersey) built this country manor house circa 1719, at the highest navigable point of the Delaware River. An important Hessian guard post was sited on the grounds the mornin…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1IA6_pettys-run_Trenton-NJ.html
Don't let the sloping lawn and park-like setting deceive you. A natural stream, Petty's Run, flowed in a steep ravine at this spot, joining the Delaware River just beyond where the War Memorial sits today. Native Americans camped along the bluffs …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1I5E_west-front-street_Trenton-NJ.html
Surprising as it may seem, you are standing on the line of a historic street that as various times was bordered by mills, row homes and businesses. For more than a hundred years, from the early 1790s until Mahlon Stacy Park was established in the …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1I5D_the-trenton-steel-works_Trenton-NJ.html
Making steel in the 18th century was a challenge, especially in America. Steel was essential for making edge tools, such as axes and scythes, and other items like bayonets, knives and the mechanisms for guns and clocks; yet the science of making s…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1HJU_pettys-run_Trenton-NJ.html
The stone-lined channel that plunges over the bluff edge below you was once a free-flowing water course. Today it is a partially abandoned segment of the city's storm drain system drawing in run-off from West State Street and a handful of building…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1HJC_front-street-paper-mill_Trenton-NJ.html
Most of the historic walls before you relate to the Front Street Paper Mill, which operated from around 1827 until 1876. The rectangular pit originally contained a giant overshot waterwheel, six to eight feet wide and 18 to 20 feet in diameter, fe…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1GHA_dorothea-dix_Trenton-NJ.html
Pioneered to establish this first mental hospital in New Jersey in 1848. She was later Chief Nurse in the Union Army.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1GE4_changing-landscapes-along-pettys-run_Trenton-NJ.html
Three centuries ago, the landscape before you would have appeared much different. Looking west toward today's State House, you would have been facing a steep-sided ravine with wooded slopes and a fast flowing stream passing from right to left to j…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM169C_beulah-a-oliphant_Trenton-NJ.html
The Old Barracks is recognized as a National Historic Landmark for its significance as the finest example of colonial barracks in the United States and because of its role in the Battles of Trenton during the Revolutionary War. It is also signific…
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