By Michael Parker

Great Falls 2

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D90
State/Province/Region
NJ
Country
US
Town
Paterson
Brief Directions

Take the Garden State Parkway to I-80 West and exit at Paterson.

Notes

The Great Falls is one of the highest waterfalls in the U.S. Though Paterson as a city is somewhat downtrodden, it is worth the visit.

Description

The Great Falls in Paterson, NJ were pivotal in powering industry after the Revolutionary War. Alexander Hamilton visited it in 1778 and helped found the city of Patterson around the falls as a "national manufactory." In 1793, the falls was the site of the first water-powered cotton spinning mill in New Jersey. In 1812, it was the site of the state's first continuous roll paper mill. Other products whose construction used the falls as a power source include the Rogers Locomotive Works (1832), the Colt revolver (1837), and the USS Holland (SS-1) (1898).

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08/06/2010

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