For Historic Trenton’s Day in the Life, we’re looking back through newspapers from the very beginning and seeing what everyday problems, solutions, and needs were met during historic Trenton’s past.
Today, we go back in time to October 27, 1910, to see a church meeting in mass, the beginning of the aviation age, and local builders looking for a reduction in the cement rate.
Stories appeared about the new age of flight and aviation, which was prevalent among those in Trenton and across the world in 1910. Out of New York was a piece on how skyships landed a week ago in Quebec establishing the newest world record for sustained flight by flying 1,350 miles. Also, continuing on this topic of flight, another story featured airmen competing for the Statue of Liberty Flight Program in New York City.
L.C.Taylor, who pass away after being sick for two weeks, was the Roebling Purchasing Agent and was widely known among the businesses of Trenton.
A story occupying noteworthy real estate on the front page broached to topic of prohibition, a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages that would become a reality ten years after the publishing of this article. The article specifically focused on how churches will play in the creation of Prohibition. Trenton Church was scheduled to be on the scene on Sunday to begin the anti-saloon forces in the City. Churches of every parish across the city partipated in outside services that day to promote Prohibition.
In the local world of advertising, men’s overcoats were going for $10.98 and ladies’ flannel underskirts were going for 49 cents. WM Smith and Bro on 122 So. Broad Street had a sale on men’s suits and overcoats for $12,$15, $18, and $20, allowing people to pay only a dollar a week for as long as they needed to.
From vacating the old Trenton City Hall to a contemporary breakfast at the County Club to a load of hay knocking a man off his wagon at the Battle Monument, the visions of a past city are vivid as we continue to take the journey down Historic Trenton’s Day in the Life.