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Thursday, July 25, 2013


What memories surround the Old Hights Inn! We dined there many times back in the 1950s. Only oldtimers remember Route 25. It was notorious for the very heavy truck traffic that chose it as an artery from North Brunswick to points in South Jersey. Indeed, we called it the Deadman's Highway due to all the auto fatalities on that highway. One of our Hamilton High class of 1951 reunions were held at the Old Hights.

1 comment:

rayfromvillapark said...

Hi Tom, This may be, and most likely is, irrelevant to everyone, but me, but I'll make a comment about it, anyway. In this photo,you will notice a 1941 Chevrolet Special DeLuxe Club Coupe, parked adjacent to the Old Heights Inn billboard. You see the same car, on the side of the road by the Landwehr's billboard. It's parked in front of the White Horse Tavern, in the header photo to your site. It's been on Hanover St, South Broad, Rt 33, and many more photos, from the RC Maxwell Collection. Perhaps as many as 25% or more of the photos. It belongs to the photographer. It tells us that this same photographer, either worked directly for, or was contracted by Maxwell to take all of these wonderful photographs, that ended up, documenting the history of the Trenton area. He probably never thought how significant his photos would become to this band of Trenton groupies. Little did he know. I believe all of these photos were taken by this one person. rayfromvillapark