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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

When money fell from the skies in Plainfield


July 4, 1973, promotional stunt (Star-Ledger).

Sunday's Ledger featured a snippet of Plainfield history which has finally made its way online.

The item concerned a promotional stunt by VIP Cycle and Sports Center involving dropping 2,000 checks ranging in value from 50¢ to $1,000.

Approximately six thousand people crowded the intersection of Arlington Avenue near West 7th Street in anticipation of catching the falling money. Read the story here.


-- Dan Damon [follow]

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1 comments:

www.mariamijares.com said...

I wrote all those checks! It was one of my very few 'jobs!'