New Jersey's Palisades Interstate Park

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New Jersey's Palisades Interstate Park was created in 1900 to preserve the majestic Palisades of the Hudson River from being defaced by massive stone quarries. In the generations since its creation, it has served as an oasis of beauty, recreation, and tranquility in the midst of one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country. The park has an archive of over 3,000 images of the Palisades. Photographs show the area decades before the park's creation and through the 1930s and 1940s, when thousands sought recreation as an escape from hard times during the Great Depression and World War II and hundreds of men worked in the park for New Deal agencies.
ISBN: 9780738549729
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
E. Emory Davis began working for the park as a volunteer in high school and has continued to work there during her summers while earning a degree in linguistic anthropology at Barnard College. Eric Nelsen has served as a historical interpreter for the park since 1992 and as the director of the park's historic Kearney House since 1998. In 2001, he served as project coordinator for a video documentary, A New Deal for the Palisades.
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