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In the mid-twentieth century, Plainsboro was a quiet farm village with more cows than people. Today, it is a community of more than twenty thousand residents, beautiful homes, and thriving businesses. With nearly two hundred vintage photographs, Plainsboro takes the reader back to a simpler time and provides an opportunity to see life as it once was in this quaint agricultural town. With this volume, spanning a period from the late 1800s to the early 1970s, readers will meet the town's founding fathers, explore old dirt pathways that are today's tree-lined streets, and view the original structures of the village. Included are exciting and unexpected photographs of local research and experiments, such as hovercraft, a fusion plant, and a nuclear reactor; the famous Walker-Gordon Dairy; and the Rotolactor, a giant merry-go-round that could milk fifty cows at a time. Also featured is Plainsboro's most famous citizen, the very first Elsie the Cow, who lived at the Walker-Gordon farm. Plainsboro captures the town's history from its early, unassuming potato farms to the astounding government research conducted here just decades ago.
ISBN: 9780738511689
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Bill Hart, a member of the Plainsboro Historical Society, has lived in the township for almost twenty years. He has published numerous historical articles in several newspapers, and this is his second book with Arcadia Publishing. In these pages, Hart shares his passion for Plainsboro's history with the reader through vivid photographs and detailed captions. Plainsboro is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of Plainsboro, Middlesex County, or New Jersey.
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