Bridgewater, New Jersey: Warren Harding Ended World War I HereA tiny monument marks the spot in July, 1921 where President Harding interrupted his golf game to sign the papers that officially ended the First World War.
- Easton Tpke, Bridgewater, NJ
- On the south side of Hwy 28/Easton Tpke just west of its traffic circle intersection with US Hwy 202/206. At the entrance to the Somerville Circle Shopping Center.
Visitor Tips and News About Warren Harding Ended World War I Here
History books tell us that World War I ended on the battlefields of Europe in November 1918, or maybe at the Palace of Versailles in France in June 1919. They are wrong. The war actually ended in New Jersey, within grenade-lobbing distance of an electronics retailer and a Burger King.
A plaque marks the spot where in July 1921 President Warren Harding officially canceled hostilities between the U.S. and Germany by signing the final peace treaty of the war. At that time the spot was inside the mansion of a New Jersey senator, and Harding was reportedly called in from a game of golf to initial the papers.[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 04/11/2011]