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.
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