Trenton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
“Trenton Ready for War .”
In 1917 and 1918 more than 5,000 Trentonians were trained at Camp Dix for service in World War I, most being assigned to the 311th infantry regiment of the 78th division. Soldiers from Trenton fought with distinction in the Meuse-Argonne Campaign and on the Alsace Front. Back home, industrial production was stepped up in the citys factories and women workers filled out a labor force already depleted by the departure of men recruited for military service. Trenton area residents also contributed generously to the many “Liberty and Victory” loan drives that raised money for the American Red Cross.
During World War II Trenton was a major registration center with mandatory military service being required of all men aged 21
Link to learn more – War Memorial, Trenton; Fort Dix Museum, Fort Dix, Burlington County
Erected 2004 by New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Location. 40° 11.936′ N, 74° 45.513′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 29. Touch for map. This marker is part of South River Walk Park which is built over Route 29. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08611, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Heritage of Sport (here, next to this marker); Righting Civil Wrongs and Ensuring Civil Rights (here, next to this marker); Growth of Government (here, next to this marker); 20th Century (and later) Trenton Timeline (a few steps from this marker); “The Whole Art, Secret and Mystery of Manufacturing Sturgeon” (within shouting distance of this marker); “ a Town laid out called Lamberton ”  (within shouting distance of this marker); From Teacups to Toilets (within shouting distance of this marker); Cooper & Hewitt .. Iron & Steel (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
More about this marker. This is one of four subject markers under the 20th Century Arch.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • War, World I • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,124 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 19, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. 2. submitted on December 20, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.