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By Arlene S. Bice

initially referred to as Farnsworth's touchdown, Bordentown used to be settled in 1682 by means of Quaker Thomas Farnsworth. A usual hub of transportation for its key place at the Delaware River among Philadelphia and long island urban, Bordentown flourished within the 19th and 20th centuries. across the world recognized artists, writers, and inventors known as Bordentown domestic; thrived; and plenty of inner most faculties, together with Bordentown army Institute, have been hugely rated. As citizens do this present day, the folk of early Bordentown took nice delight of their urban. With a few 200 classic photos, Bordentown explores town and its interesting humans from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s. Thomas Paine, the daddy of the yank Revolution, thought of Bordentown his domestic, as did Francis Hopkinson, clothier of the yankee flag and signer of the assertion of Independence. the toilet Bull steam engine used to be shipped from England and assembled in Bordentown through Isaac Dripps. Joseph Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon, lived fortunately at aspect Breeze, his property in Bordentown. those tales, in addition to many others, are portrayed through the well-preserved old photos and informative textual content of this volume.

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