Paterson Great Falls: From Local Landmark to National Historical Park

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The story of Paterson is the story of its Great Falls. European settlers were awed by the natural wonder that the Lenni-Lenape called Acquackanonk. Fulfilling Alexander Hamilton's vision, the Falls fueled Paterson's development into the leader of the nation's Industrial Revolution, powering mills and factories into the twentieth century. In 1967, the Great Falls became a National Natural Landmark and then a National Historic Landmark District in 1976. Finally, in 2011, the Falls was designated a National Historic Park. Join Patersonian Marcia Dente as she explores the beauty and industry of Paterson's Great Falls.
ISBN: 9781609497255
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New Jersey
Series: Landmarks
Images: 73
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Marcia Dente has lived and worked in Paterson, NJ for much of her life, and many of her endeavors have revolved around protecting and celebrating the Great Falls. In 1971, she collaborated with the Mayor's wife to establish the Great Falls Festival. She was the Supervisor of Accounts for the Department of Public Works for the city of Paterson (1977-2005), and during that time, and since then, she has been involved in many local events, including preservation efforts.
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