A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

History: Car vs Horse; Red Bank Candyman Forced Into Ditch (1908)

The 6 Aug 1908 edition of The Matawan Journal reported that John L Hubbard, the Red Bank candyman, had been forced off the Middletown Turnpike and into a ditch by a big touring car. Hubbard's wagon came over on top of him, pinning the man underneath until some folks came along and freed him. Hubbard had noted the license plate number of the vehicle and planned to sue for damages, including the cost of the several days he was laid up recuperating from his injuries.


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