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Aug 8, 2016 - Paterson Great Falls

We head into New Jersey today to go to the Paterson Great Falls and Thomas Edison Site. Alexander Hamilton recognized that America was going to have start manufacturing goods if we were to actually become independent of England. He saw electro power as the solution. So a large power plant was built here in Paterson. The falls a distance of 77 feet and this provided enough power to supply the mills in town. We leave here and head over to West Orange to the Thomas Edison site and find it is not open on Tuesday. Oh well, back home. Tomorrow...

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Sep 8, 2015 - Paterson Great Falls NP

This park was hard to get to in Paterson. They are working on better signage and hopefully, it will be listed as a park on my GPS after I update the maps this winter. I didn’t bring the park’s brochure with me and the address was on that! The streets are narrow and very busy in late afternoon. It’s still a bustling city. At the end of the Ice Age, glaciers retreated and left a canyon through basalt cliffs. The Passaic River started to run through it and formed the Great Falls, 700 feet long and 300 feet wide. The Lenne-Lenape Indians...

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May 7, 2013 - Paterson Great Falls

The hospital where I was born no longer exists. I was saddened to learn of the demise of Paterson General Hospital during my visit to this city today. I was delighted, however, to see the original plaque of PGH in the Paterson Museum which Mary and I went to after our tour of the Paterson Great Falls. The PGF park ranger gave an informative and enthusiastic tour - one of the best I've experienced. She told us of the lunch that Washington and Hamilton shared by the falls. Hamilton was very impressed by the power of the Passaic River....

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May 20, 2010 - Great Falls Park, Paterson, NJ

Today we were going to see Thomas Edison Mansion, however, when we got there they said they only have tours Fri-Sun. So we need to do this another day. We continued north to see Great Falls Park in Paterson, NJ. Finding the falls was not easy. We kept looking for the falls and after driving around in circles we found it. It was a disappointment. They claim it to be like a Niagara Falls but all it was, was a small trickle....(gene) GOD'S PROMISE FOR TODAY: FAITH "And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to...

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