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Jersey City Mayor (1917-1947) Frank Hague in photo taken in 1920. Image: Library of Congress

Jersey City Mayor (1917-1947) Frank Hague in photo taken in 1920. Image: Library of Congress

Joan Blondell on the Warner Bros. lot with Mayor Edward Kelly of Chicago and Mayor Frank Hague of Jersey City, 1935.

Joan Blondell on the Warner Bros. lot with Mayor Edward Kelly of Chicago and Mayor Frank Hague of Jersey City, 1935.

Franklin Murphy (1846-1905) was the only Civil War veteran to serve as New Jersey governor, aside from George B. McClellan. He served in the 13th NJ Infantry and fought at Antietam, Gettysburg, the Atlanta Campaign and the March to the Sea. After the war he ran the family varnish plant in Newark. A progressive Republican who was a friend of Teddy Roosevelt, he served from 1902-1905 & improved child labor laws and pushed other reform legislation. Murphy died in 1920 and was buried in Newark.

Franklin Murphy (1846-1905) was the only Civil War veteran to serve as New Jersey governor, aside from George B. McClellan. He served in the 13th NJ Infantry and fought at Antietam, Gettysburg, the Atlanta Campaign and the March to the Sea. After the war he ran the family varnish plant in Newark. A progressive Republican who was a friend of Teddy Roosevelt, he served from 1902-1905 & improved child labor laws and pushed other reform legislation. Murphy died in 1920 and was buried in Newark.

Woodrow Wilson's first posed photograph, taken in June 1920, after his stroke in September 1919. He was paralyzed on his left side, so his wife Edith holds a document steady while he signs. During his convalescence in the White House, Edith Wilson strictly limited access to her husband, misled the public on the severity of his condition and reportedly made key decisions in his name. Image: Library of Congress

Woodrow Wilson's first posed photograph, taken in June 1920, after his stroke in September 1919. He was paralyzed on his left side, so his wife Edith holds a document steady while he signs. During his convalescence in the White House, Edith Wilson strictly limited access to her husband, misled the public on the severity of his condition and reportedly made key decisions in his name. Image: Library of Congress

December 8, 1930. Ford Motor Company formally opened an assembly plant in Edgewater, NJ, an industrial town across the river from Manhattan. It was the largest Ford plant, and could turn out a Model A every 48 minutes, and was a major supplier of vehicles to Russia in WWII. It was closed in 1955 and, although named a historic site, most of the plant was demolished in succeeding years.

December 8, 1930. Ford Motor Company formally opened an assembly plant in Edgewater, NJ, an industrial town across the river from Manhattan. It was the largest Ford plant, and could turn out a Model A every 48 minutes, and was a major supplier of vehicles to Russia in WWII. It was closed in 1955 and, although named a historic site, most of the plant was demolished in succeeding years.

Governor A. Harry Moore (l) of New Jersey and Governor Al Smith (r) of New York point in the direction of their respective states at the groundbreaking of the "Fort Lee Bridge" which will later be called the George Washington Bridge, in October 1927.

Governor A. Harry Moore (l) of New Jersey and Governor Al Smith (r) of New York point in the direction of their respective states at the groundbreaking of the "Fort Lee Bridge" which will later be called the George Washington Bridge, in October 1927.

Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln's son, Robert, was once saved by John Wilkes Booth's brother, Edwin, from possible very serious injury or death. The incident happened at a railroad station in Jersey City in 1863 or 1864. Robert was traveling from New York to Washington.

Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln's son, Robert, was once saved by John Wilkes Booth's brother, Edwin, from possible very serious injury or death. The incident happened at a railroad station in Jersey City in 1863 or 1864. Robert was traveling from New York to Washington.

HENRY CABOT LODGE, served in both the US House and Senate, serving as the first Senate majority leader. Cabot is most remembered for his opposition to the League of Nations and the Treaty of Versailles,  and for his support of the Immigration Act of 1924 that reflected the "anti-foreign" attitude of the majority of Americans in the post-WWI period.

HENRY CABOT LODGE, served in both the US House and Senate, serving as the first Senate majority leader. Cabot is most remembered for his opposition to the League of Nations and the Treaty of Versailles, and for his support of the Immigration Act of 1924 that reflected the "anti-foreign" attitude of the majority of Americans in the post-WWI period.

WHO-Tube: World War I: American Legacy - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/articles/tube-world-war-american-legacy.html

WHO-Tube: World War I: American Legacy - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/articles/tube-world-war-american-legacy.html

Ronald Wilson Reagan February 6th, 1911 – June 5th, 2004 Celebrating the birth of a great American president and patriot! “Don’t let anyone tell you that America’s best days…

Ronald Reagan’s Birthday

Ronald Wilson Reagan February 6th, 1911 – June 5th, 2004 Celebrating the birth of a great American president and patriot! “Don’t let anyone tell you that America’s best days…

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