This Day in History: 1932-03-04
Assembly programs of the Ramsey grade school and High School heard the reminiscences of William D. Plumb of Paterson. He was said to be the last surviving crew member of the USS Constitution. He had served on the venerable ship in 1880. He had been allowed to sail with the ship fifty years later as it traveled from New London to New York City on August 29, 1931. The students were reported to have been “thrilled” to hear his many tales of service on the old ship.