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'Trenton Makes, the World Takes': History of a Slogan

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'Trenton Makes, the World Takes': History of a Slogan

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'Trenton Makes, the World Takes': History of a Slogan

'Trenton Makes, the World Takes': History of a Slogan

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New Jersey has picked a slogan to attract tourists: "Come See for Yourself." But Robert Siegel is more impressed with the slogan for the city of Trenton: "Trenton Makes, the World Takes," which dangles from a railroad bridge over the Delaware River.

Siegel talks to with 92-year-old Dartha Heath, the daughter of S. Roy Heath, the man who thought up the slogan in the early part of the 20th century.