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Building bridges and aqueducts with its wire rope brought the John A. Roebling's Sons Company fame and fortune. In 1904, the company purchased over 250 acres 10 miles south of Trenton, on what had been farms and fruit orchards. On this land, the expansion of the flourishing company and the construction of the Kinkora Works, and thus the Village of Roebling, began. Charles G. Roebling, the son of company founder John A. Roebling, sought to create a self-contained village where people would work and live. His new community consisted of 750 brick homes, a general store, and a public school. In time, other stores and businesses opened to meet the needs of the villagers, and Roebling became home to families of many different ethnic backgrounds and religions. With its select images, Roebling is a tribute to the Roebling family and to the mill workers and their families. Countless events and places and the faces that brought them to life were captured in the beautiful, vintage images collected for this book. Included are the schools and schoolchildren, sport teams, patriotic events, the mill's "glory days" during World War II, and the mill workers who helped to make the name Roebling recognizable the world over.
ISBN: 9780738505107
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The Friends of Roebling consists of dedicated history lovers and Roebling residents. This creative, ambitious group was assembled expressly to author this book. They are your guides on this engaging tour of the history and lore of Roebling.
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