|1920: F. Scott Fitzgerald
The talented, troubled author makes a big splash with his novel "This Side of Paradise," based on his boozing Princeton years.
1921: Movies and blue laws
The forces of the new modernity, as depicted in racy movies from a place called Hollywood, clash with the old morality of Trenton.
1922: Princeton's team of destiny
Inspired by a coach known for his profanity, the Princeton Tigers win the national college football championship -- their last.
1923: Pottery industry
A strike cripples Trenton's once-thriving trade and foreshadows the industrial decline of a later era.
1924: Ku Klux Klan
Reacting the loose morals of the flapper age, the anti-Catholic, anti-black Klansmen march through Hamilton.
1925: The chutes that saved 5,000 lives
Trenton's ingenious Switlik family use silk and string to help create America's parachute industry.
Trenton deals with the ban on booze the same way as the rest of America: It looks the other ways while speakeasies thrive.
1927: The bad boy of music
George Antheil, the piano-playing genius from Trenton, is hissed by a Carnegie Hall audience for his avant-garde "Ballet Mechanique."
1928: The first troopers
A young officer on Jersey's new state police force is murdered in Robbinsville, during a time of progress and criticism for the troopers.
1929: End of prosperity
Trenton is celebrating its 250th anniversary with a giant parade and speeches predicting a rosy future on the very day of the Great Crash.