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Friday, December 21, 2012


For years, I, and countless other historians, have maintained that one of the best sources of local history is found in our local newspapers. My treasured collection of bound volumes of the Trenton Times, Daily True American, and Daily State Gazette are providing a treasure trove of little known historic treasures. The above graphic is an example. Just over that covered bridge in Groveville lies the historic town of Crosswicks. The above graphic has been painstakingly re-constructed, tweaked and reduced in size to give you an exquisite view of a full page from the Trenton Sunday Times Advertiser. In 1934, the Advertiser devoted front page sections to towns and villages in the Mercer County area. There will be more full page histories in the future.

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