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Trenton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

20th Century (and later) Trenton Timeline

 
 
20th Century (and later) Trenton Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
1. 20th Century (and later) Trenton Timeline Marker
Inscription. (see the individual stones photographed below)
 
Erected 2004 by New Jersey Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 40° 11.925′ N, 74° 45.51′ 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 (a few steps from this marker); Righting Civil Wrongs and Ensuring Civil Rights (a few steps from this marker); Growth of Government (a few steps from this marker); “Trenton Ready for War …….” (a few steps from this marker); From Teacups to Toilets (a few steps from this marker); Cooper & Hewitt ….. Iron & Steel (a few steps from this marker); Canals and Railroads – Arteries to the Heart of Industrial Trenton (a few steps from this marker); Roebling …… Wire Rope and American Bridges (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
 
Also see . . .  "Trenton Makes - The World Takes". Brief history of the slogan and the "Trenton Makes"
20th Century Arch at the end of this timeline. image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
2. 20th Century Arch at the end of this timeline.
bridge. (Submitted on December 17, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsNotable Persons
 
20th Century (and later) Trenton Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
3. 20th Century (and later) Trenton Timeline Marker
1902 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
4. 1902
The Trenton Free Public Library opens on Academy Street
1909 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
5. 1909
Members of the Roebling and Kuser families organize the Mercer Automobile Company to manufacture the Mercer line of automobiles
1910 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
6. 1910
City government moves to the newly completed Trenton City Hall
1911 image. Click for more information.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
7. 1911
The R.C. Maxwell Company installs the sign “The World Takes, Trenton Makes” later changed to “Trenton Makes, the World Takes” – on the Trenton-Morrisville Bridge
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1912 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
8. 1912
Prominent Trentonians Washington Roebling II and Stephen Blackwell die aboard the Titanic
1913 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
9. 1913
The Trenton Marine Terminal opens, providing direct access to Trenton for deep-water vessels by means of the newly dredged Delaware River shipping channel
1916 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
10. 1916
Mahlon Stacy Park opens, providing increased access to a beautified riverfront
1917 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
11. 1917
The United States Army constructs Camp Dix in Burlington County to house and train soldiers enlisted to fight in World War I, many of whom hail from the Trenton area
1918 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
12. 1918
Lenox China manufactures the first American-made set of White House china for President Woodrow Wilson
1921 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
13. 1921
Trenton’s largest hotel, the Stacy-Trent, named after city founders Mahlon Stacy and William Trent, opens for business
1927 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
14. 1927
Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig lead a local team to victory over the Brooklyn Royal Giants in an exhibition baseball game at High School Field in Trenton
1932 image. Click for more information.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
15. 1932
Trenton and Mercer County honor local veterans of World War I with the completion of the Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial
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1937 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
16. 1937
Mary G. Roebling becomes the President of the Trenton Trust Company and a prominent business leader in the city
1940 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
17. 1940
The Switlik Parachute and Equipment Company becomes the major supplier of parachutes to the U.S. armed forces
1954 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
18. 1954
Work begins on the original section of the N.J. Route 29 Freeway
1955 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
19. 1955
Hurricane Diane causes massive flooding in the Delaware Valley, raising the river level by 20 feet in Trenton
1964 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
20. 1964
Trenton Mayor Arthur Holland and his family take up residence in Mill Hill, sparking a restoration of this inner city neighborhood
1965 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
21. 1965
The New Jersey State Capitol Complex, expands with the completion of new facilities for the State Library, museum and planetarium
1973 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
22. 1973
The Roebling factories in Trenton close their doors
1990 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
23. 1990
The people of Trenton elect Douglas H. Palmer as their first African-American Mayor
1994 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
24. 1994
The opening of Mercer County Waterfront Park marks a significant step in the renewal of Trenton
20th Century (and later) Trenton Timeline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
25. 20th Century (and later) Trenton Timeline Marker
2005 image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
26. 2005
Helis, the wayward 10-12 ft. beluga whale, becomes national news story during surprise visit to Delaware River in April
Room has been left to add more markers in the coming years. image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
27. Room has been left to add more markers in the coming years.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,054 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27. submitted on December 16, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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