May 04, 2023

This Week in History: A Look Back at an Industrious Past

We all know the phrase "Trenton Makes, the World Takes," but what were we making? As it turns out, a ton!

Trenton is known for its role in the American Revolution, its presence at the birthplace of our nation, and its impressive resume of industrial greatness. Over the generations, it was known for its exports, including rubber, textiles, pottery, steel, and more. Although various industries have come and gone over the years, what has remained the same is Trenton's central role in making things happen. Today, let's journey back through time as we explore many of the movers and shakers that have defined Trenton's illustrious and industrious past.

Trenton was also home to several other miscellaneous industries, including furniture, paper, textiles, jewelry, and more. Trenton's landscape may look different today, but the impact of the industry's early pioneers is still felt throughout the community. From the bridges we cross to the dishes we dine on, the Capital City's legacy is interwoven throughout the fabric of our lives. The next time you see the "Trenton Makes, the World Takes" slogan shining over Delaware, you can take pride in knowing just how accurate that iconic phrase is.


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