Raritan, New Jersey: Warren Harding Ended World War I Here

A tiny monument marks the spot where, in July 1921, President Harding interrupted his golf game to sign the papers that officially ended the First World War.

Address:
Easton Turnpike, Raritan, NJ
Directions:
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.
Admission:
Free
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Knox-Porter Resolution banner.

Plaque Where Resolution To End WWI Was Signed

A banner and plaque indicates where a congressional resolution was signed off by President Harding on July 2, 1921 to officially end World War I, the "war to end all wars."

[Thom H, 06/26/2021]

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Warren Harding Ended World War I Here

Historical plaque marks the site where President Harding signed the Joint Congressional Resolution ending WWI on July 2, 1921.

[Jeff Babey, 09/20/2017]

Plaque notes the official end of World War I.

World War I Ended 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 on July 2, 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]
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