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  Passaic River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Great Falls of the Passaic River in Paterson, New Jersey
The river in it upper course flows in a highly circuitous route, meandering through the swamp lowlands between the ridge hills of rural and suburban northern New Jersey, draining much of the northern portion of the state through its tributaries.
The Passaic rises in the boro of Mendham, in southern Morris County.
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 Great Falls of the Passaic River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Great Falls of the Passaic River is a prominent waterfall, 77 ft (23 m) high, on the Passaic River in the city of Paterson in northern New Jersey in the United States.
As the ice receded, the river found a new circuitous route around the north end of the Watchungs, carving the spectacular falls through the underlying basalt, which was formed approximately 200 million years ago.
The falls is viewable from Overlook Park on the north and Hamilton Park on the south.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Great_Falls_of_the_Passaic_River   (669 words)

 Passaic. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
Passaic, river, c.80 mi/129 km long, N.J.; rising near Morristown and flowing with a winding course NE then S past several industrial towns to Newark Bay.
At Paterson is the Great Falls of the Passaic (70 ft/21.3 m high), a natl.
The river’s power aided the growth of industry in NE N.J. that began in the late 18th cent.
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 List of waterfalls - Simple English Wikipedia
Burney Falls, California - spring fed, 39 m (129 ft) drop, 4 mandsup3/s (150 ftandsup3/s) constant flow rate.
Great Falls of the Passaic River, New Jersey - 23 m (77 ft) drop.
Olo'upena Falls - 900 m (2953 ft) total drop.
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 Southern Passaic County
Great Falls, the city's 70-foot-high waterfall, punctuates the Passaic, and visitors come from all around to see a billion gallons of water crash down its height each day.
Passaic is a microcosm of America, from the colonial experience to urban decay.
Paterson is the third largest city in New Jersey, seat of Passaic County, and the northernmost of the four tightly populated industrial cities of Paterson, Passaic, Clifton and Nutley.
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 www.passaicriver.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Passaic River Coalition will serve back-up managers for the newly formed preservation committee and offered to be on the new organization’s board and to assist with fund raising.
In 2000 the first annual National River Rally took place which is now the ‘focal point for professional advancement, strategy development, networking and organizing for the watershed protection community.’ More than 500 participants each year (alternating from the East to West coasts) come to the River Rally from across the nation and beyond.
The Executive Director of the Passaic River Coalition, Ella Filippone, was invited by the River Network to attend the conference as a ‘watershed expert.’ During her time there, Ms.
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 Alexander Hamilton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During this meeting, Hamilton agreed to support the Potomac River as the future location of the nation's capital, in return for Jefferson's support.
Statue of Hamilton by Franklin Simmons, overlooking the Great Falls of the Passaic River in Paterson, New Jersey.
In 1778 he visited the Great Falls of the Passaic River in northern New Jersey and saw that the falls could one day be harnessed to provide power for a manufacturing center on the site.
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 Eighth Congressional District   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hamilton and his associates viewed the Great Falls in the city as a source of water power that would generate energy for factories taking advantage of the emerging industrial technology that would lead to the mechanized assembly lines of later years.
Passaic, another former factory town with several leading textile, paper, and chemical plants, is the District's second largest municipality with 67,861 residents in the 2000 Census.
He was the sponsor of H.R. 146, the “Great Falls Historic District Study Act”, which was signed into law in November 2001, authorizing the National Park Service to study the feasibility of designating the Great Falls area in Paterson as part of the National Park System.
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 Wild NJ - Passaic River Endangered
Bowman said the Passaic River, ranked 16th on the list, has been endangered for some time and was cited by the group about a decade ago.
Filippone hopes the Passaic River will be one of 10 rivers nationally to receive special designation from the Clinton administration, known as American Heritage Rivers status, to help foster environmental protection, historical and cultural preservation, and economic development.
Rivers given this status -- which will be determined next month -- gain recognition of their link to the nation's history, along with help from the federal government to coordinate future activity, from cleanups to monitoring water quality to sound development.
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 NYC Regional Geology
Great Falls of the Passaic River in Patterson, New Jersey.
A hydroelectric plant at the falls was built in 1914, but was closed in 1969 because of flood damage.
The falls spill over a resistant ridge into a chasm carved in the lower flow of the Orange Mountain Basalt where it overlies the upper contact of the Passaic Formation.
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 St. Paul's Community Development Corporation :: Paterson, NJ
Garret Mountain overlooks downtown Paterson from the south, and the Passaic River separates the city from its neighbors to the east, north, and west.
On the edge of downtown Paterson are the Great Falls of the Passaic-a 77 foot drop through a canyon of basalt.
Paterson was a great producer of textiles and silk, and earned the nickname "The Silk City" as the largest silk producer in the nation.
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The S.U.M. raised the earthen embankment separating the reservoir from the Passaic River and then routed a new upper raceway around the tip of the rocks so that water could drop into a parallel tailrace below which connected to the new middle raceway (see Fig.
A new channel was cut into the rocky river edge, a masonry dam was built downstream to divert the river into the new raceway, and water then flowed through a gully on top of the earthen embankment which had earlier been a dam for the reservoir.
What remains in the Great Falls / S.U.M. National Historic Landmark District is an architectural and archeological history that traces the growth and progress of industry from 1791 to the present.
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 Passaic Falls Bridges - The Passaic County Historical Society
The first record known of white men to visit the Falls is given in an account of two Labadist missionaries in March 1680, who with an Indian guide came up the Passaic River to the present city of Passaic and then on foot to the Falls.
It is quite possible that others had seen the Falls before this, for the Acquackanonk tract was secured from the Indians in April 1678, and probably some of the patentees were over the ground which extended up to the Falls.
The wonders of the Falls was advertised by Abraham Godwin in the New York newspapers as early as 1770 in which he stated that he ran a stage from Pawles Hook to the Falls and also maintained a good inn nearby.
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 Rep. Bill Pascrell's Website
Passaic County makes up 11 of the 21 towns represented by Congressman Pascrell, including  a mix of urban centers such as Paterson and Passaic City and suburbs Totowa, Wayne, Pompton Lakes, Little Falls, Clifton, West Paterson, Haledon, Prospect Park, and part of North Haledon.
Paterson also proudly boasts the Great Falls, which was the cornerstone for this industrial revolution.
Passaic County is also home to the historic American Labor Museum known as the Botto House, located in the Borough of Haledon.
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 Silk City: Paterson, New Jersey - North Jersey's Internet Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Picnicking near the Falls, Hamilton noticed the natural beauty and power of the "Great Falls".
The Great Falls again powers Paterson and the surrounding area today over 223 years since Alexander Hamilton's "picnic".Industry got underway in the Paterson area as a talented machinist named John Clark began operations followed by John Parke.
The history of Paterson and the industrial revolution in America is preserved today as the Great Falls National Historic Landmark.
www.rt23.com /history/Paterson_NJ-silk_city.shtml   (1075 words)

 Wild NJ - 10 Places - Great Falls
Created from the outflow of the ancient glacial Passaic Lake, this plunging 77-foot cataract in the Passaic River's path to the sea is one of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi.
I've photographed the Great Falls from many angles and all possible vantage points, and I am always entranced by the visual contrast between the powerful moving water and its solid brown-rock framework.
The falls are especially dynamic after a long period of rain, when the river is high and the water is abundant and thunderous.
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 Passaic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Great Falls roars in the heart of Paterson, easily accessible from Interstate 80.
The falls is located under a stone bridge on Clinton Road, about one mile north of N.J. Route 23, on lands of Newark Watershed.
HEWITT FALLS (Passaic County, about 15 feet) is formed where the Wanaque River funnels through a hemlock-shrouded ravine into a deep pool.
waterfalls.nature.st /NewJersey/Passaic.html   (435 words)

 Great Falls
It was near the Great Falls of the Passaic River that plans for an industrial metropolis were developed at the end of the eighteenth century.
Twenty-six years later, the non-profit Great Falls Preservation and Development Corporation was established to restore and redevelop the historic mill buildings and raceways.
The City of Paterson’s Great Falls Visitor Center, conveniently located across from the Great Falls at 65 McBride Avenue Extension, offers educational services that include historic interpretation and guided walks featuring an overview of the District, its significant industrial architecture, history, and current projects.
www.passaiccountynj.org /ParksHistorical/Historical_Attractions/greatfalls.htm   (343 words)

 Great Falls Historic District Description of Importance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
When considering a location for realization of his vision, Hamilton remembered the Great Falls (then called Totowa Falls) he had first encountered while while on route to Paramus with General George Washington during the Revolutionary War, and recognized their potential as an essential power source for the planned industrial city.
In its original appearance the Great Falls of the Passaic was a geological feature, the basaltic ridge of the Watchung Mountains, through which the Passaic River flowed into an eroded gorge.
For 150 years, the Great Falls Historic District was the site of extensive manufacturing benefiting from the power of the Passaic, especially locomotive works, including those of the Rogers Works, the Grant Locomotive Works, the New Jersey Locomotive and Machine Company, and the Danforth and Cooke Locomotive Works.
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 Passaic River Waterfalls Freeze,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Upstream a few miles is Little Falls, a smaller break in the terrain along the course of the Passaic.
The antique mills along the banks have been converted to condominiums with great views of the dams, falls, and rapids.
The freeze effect was much less than at Great Falls, but the view is scenic nonetheless.
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During this meeting, Hamilton agreed to the future location of the nation's capital on the Potomac River, in return for Jefferson's support of assumption.
Hamilton was among the first to recognize the larger transformations of industry and capitalism of his era, in particular the trend to larger-scale manufacturing financed through credit institutions.
In 1778 he had visited the Great Falls of the Passaic River in northern New Jersey and had envisioned that the falls could one day be harnessed to provide power for a manufacturing center on the site.
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 Passaic River
Around the corner from where I lived, where McBride Avenue ends and Spruce Street begins, the Passaic Falls is on the left, beyond a grassy slope.
As the river ran downhill from the falls, numerous mills bordered its banks and nearby streets.
The Great Passaic Falls, now a national landmark, dedicated in 1976, was and still is a majestic sight.
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 Passaic County, New Jersey, where we are
The potential power of the great falls of the Passaic river inspired Alexander Hamilton to plan Paterson as America's first industrial city.
The iron rich Ramapo Mountains in Passaic County led to forges being built in Ringwood in the early 1700s.
The museum mission is to celebrate and chronicle the life of Yogi Berra and to reflect his lifelong commitment to the education of young people.
www.newjerseyvisitorsnetwork.com /passaic/are.html   (391 words)

 Introduction to New Jersey, The Garden State Capital Trenton
As far back as 1791, when Alexander Hamilton chose the Great Falls of the Passaic River as the site of a model factory town, industry began to shape the state.
The Switzerland of America: New Jersey, like other states with mountainous areas, has been referred to as "The Switzerland of America." This reference, made by early settlers, was to the western part of the state and the Kittatinny range and to the Watchung, Sourland and Pickle mountains in the southeast.
This 50 State Quarter Map is a great way to collect and display all 50 State Quarters.
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 Moving to New Jersey - Cherry Hill, Fort Lee, Hamilton Square
The Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge area is a remnant of ancient Lake Passaic.
Following glaciation, the channel of the Passaic River was diverted from the lake, and the river now flows northeastward, climaxing in a 21-m (70-ft) drop at the Great Falls of the Passaic River in Paterson, about 29 km (18 mi) northeast of the Great Swamp.
The then-powerful Swedes established small settlements on the Delaware River; it is there that Swedish and Finnish settlers built what are thought to be the first log cabins in North America (see New Sweden).
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 Passaic on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Students from Passaic Valley High School in Little Falls, New Jersey, participate in "Megaconference Jr.," a highspeed Internet connection with other schools around the country.
Peter Salzano and Linda Ploshnick at his desk at the Passaic County Senior Citizens Center in Wayne, New Jersey, on December 3, 2004.
Anthony Lora, left, who is from the non-profit agency Apira, helps Eduardo Palacios and Luis Martinez with their math at a school in Passaic, New Jersey, on December 18, 2003.
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