That strip of land between the two railroad tracks was the former
Delaware and Raretan canal bed. After being filled in, there was a dirt
lane that lead towards Lalor Street. A short paved section began at
Stokely's. This route was one of many "short cuts" that we used to avoid
traffic, and just be a kid. Along the way were the old old vacant
pottery buildings. The windows facing the tracks were broken out
allowing us to explore what seemed like ancient ruins on the inside.
The Columbian Carbon company Mapico plant was off the creen to the left.
The Wilson and Stokes coal yard was off the screen to the right (I think it may have been the old Army camp site at one time).
the road a piece (on the right) you can see the concrete security wall
for State prison before the guard towers were sheltered.
I'm not sure what the bulding was that has the old Trenton Lager sign. It may have been one of the many coal yards in the area.
all go back a block to Quinn's and have a shot and a beer on me. It's
great seeing the old neighborhood, back in the era that my Dad went to
Junior Four. He was probably exploring the area like I did twenty years