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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/HM6HO_delaware-and-raritan-canal_Trenton-NJ.html
The State Street Locks were located here. The canal was 42.9 miles long and there were 14 locks between Bordentown and New Brunswick via Bound Brook. The feeder extended 21.6 miles from Raven Rock. The main stream was 75 feet wide and 8 feet deep.…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2FI_the-penitentiary-house_Trenton-NJ.html
Labour, Silence, PenitenceThe Penitentiary HouseErected by Legislative AuthorityRichard Howell, GovernorIn the XXII Year of Amern IndependenceMDCCXCVIIThat those who are feared for their crimesMay learn to fear the laws and be useful"Hic Labor hoc…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2EA_residence-of-john-a-roebling_Trenton-NJ.html
A Bicentennial commemorative siterecognizing America's200th year of liberty Residence, built in 1855,of John A. RoeblingAmerican developer of wire rope and the suspension bridge. Occupied by his family until after his death in 1869. Thereafter …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2DS_south-riverwalk-park_Trenton-NJ.html
Gifted to the City of Trenton and the Mercer County Parks Commissionby the New Jersey Department of Transportationand the successful efforts of the Route 29 Community Partnering Team. Designer: Vollmer Associates, LLPContractor: PKF-Mark III, I…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2DB_water-power-and-industry_Trenton-NJ.html
The Trenton Water Power ? ? ? ? The Trenton Water Power was a seven-mile canal built in the early 1830s along the left bank of the Delaware River to spur industrial development along the waterfront in Trenton. The canal drew water from the Delawar…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CU_the-world-arrives-trenton-thrives_Trenton-NJ.html
Just as the river has for centuries flowed across the falls of the Delaware, so have waves of people streamed into the Trenton area to settle, raise families and make a living. Still more people have passed through this hub in the landscape - alon…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CD_the-whole-art-secret-and-mystery-of-manufacturing-sturgeon_Trenton-NJ.html
For several thousand years the waters of the Delaware River supplied fish to Native Americans living along the riverbank. Colonial Immigrants and modern Americans followed suit, catching fish for their own local consumption and for sale in domesti…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2C8_a-town-laid-out-called-lamberton-1773_Trenton-NJ.html
? ? ? ? Historically, Lamberton was the loose-knit fishing village and port that extended along the left bank of the Delaware River from Ferry Street to Riverview Cemetery. The heart of the community lay between Landing and Lalor Streets, exactly…
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