Noted without Comment

Trenton Makes the World Takes Sign

Spotted on the side of the Lower Trenton Bridge is a sign proclaiming “Trenton Makes, the World Takes.” Wow, Trenton sounds a little bitter, doesn’t it? The back story on that sign is here.

2 thoughts on “Noted without Comment

  1. More backstory at:
    http://www.capitalcentury.com/1911.html

    One version of the motto was: The World Takes, but Trenton Makes.” Reversing the independent clauses makes it sound as if they meant the world takes from Trenton.

    Trenton was once something of a manufacturing center. For example, it was big in rubber production before Akron was.

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