For Historic Trenton’s Day in the Life, we’re looking back through newspapers from the beginning and seeing what everyday problems, solutions, and needs were met during historic Trenton’s past. Today, we go back in time to November 4th, 1907.
W.A. Roebling Driving Mercer Car in Big Auto Race in Savannah was one of the day’s top headlines. The distance of the race was 276.8 miles. Mercer was the third car to be sent that day. There were, in total, six entries in the international light-car race. Contestants finished with less than 30 seconds between, with Roebling taking third place in the race.
In other news, a Princeton man was jailed for one month for stealing his tomatoes. The man grew the tomatoes in his yard, but when he sold them for spare cash for a couple of drinks at the local bar, his wife had been arrested. The court ruled that the man had every right to sell his tomatoes even if his wife didn’t want him to.
The news continued with a story featuring Richard Blossom’s mural painting of “The Peace Council of New Jersey and the Indians, 1758” in front of students and visitors of the New Jersey State Schools. This event was of unusual importance to the schools as it marked the crowning of efforts of interior decoration of the building by gifts from various classes.
From the Commercial Club of Princeton renewing its license to Woodrow Wilson’s popularity being through the roof, the visions of a past city are vivid as we continue to take the journey down Historic Trenton’s Day in the Life.