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Monday, June 04, 2012


Who but Tom Glover and Duke University Library's Maxwell collection could magically take you to downtown Trenton and plop you down on West State Street. Let's see.....I'm heading over to Traver's Book Store and then back to State and Broad to drive my girlfriend Judy Britton home. I wouldn't be surprised it Sally Gilman wasn't on that "Fageol Twin Coach" Trenton Transit bus heading out to the western section of the city. Still another "segmented" photo as executed in the preceding post. Trenton was a wonderful town; how I wish it has not been victimized by "white flight," the criminal element, and those ghastly glass encrusted state office buildings.


Sally Logan Gilman said...

Hi Tom: I like to think I was there when this wonderful photo was taken. Thanks for sharing and including me in your thoughts. You really made my day and I can't begin to tell you how much your website means to me. It is my link to the Trenton I remember and still love. Regards

Anonymous said...

The "Flagg Brothers Shoes" caught my eye because it was strictly off limits. That was where the kids with the "DA's", Mohawks or a "T" with a deck of Lucky Strike rolled in the sleeve shopped. I think when I was about 13 I got a pair of loafers with a red stripe, bought with birthday money or something. The I put "Cats Paw" cleats on them; somehow I could never pull the "tough kid act" off too well though. Sigh.


Anonymous said...

That could be my father behind the wheel of the Twin heading out w state st on his favorite run. Twin coaches where bouncy and had neat seats with a green stripe fuzzy seats. A lot of drivers did not like them with the soft suspension. In my opinion they look a lot better than the plastic boxes of today. Tom Buker

Anonymous said...

I was born in Trenton in 1960, spending my first 10 years on Rosemont then over to Mott during the '70's. I'd often heard my parents say how wonderful Trenton used to be, now I can see with your website. Thank you very much.