Paterson Great Falls National Historic Park

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Public has say on Great Falls park plan

November 21, 2011, 7:04 am
Efforts to turn the Great Falls into a tourist attraction should not overshadow its importance as a refuge that locals have used for decades to escape the cacophony of city life, several residents told the National Park Service on Friday. Park planners welcomed the guidance during a public “open house” ...

November 2011 Brings Two New National Parks

November 18, 2011, 11:52 am
This month has been a quite an exciting one for fans of our national parks and public lands. In addition to releasing the 50-State America’s Great Outdoors Report, which outlines more than 100 projects designed to protect special places and increase access to outdoor spaces, the Department of the ...

Paterson Great Falls National Park: More Than Scenery

November 18, 2011, 7:55 am
Newly dedicated as a national park, Great Falls also celebrates the city that was the cradle of America's Industrial Revolution and its radical labor movement. Flanked by schoolchildren waving handmade signs in front of a statue of Alexander Hamilton, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Paterson Mayor Jeffery Jones yesterday ...

Paterson's Great Falls now the newest national park

November 18, 2011, 7:53 am
The federal government established the Paterson Great Falls National Historic Park on Monday, ending a decades-long crusade carried by proud residents and officials to raise the city’s profile as the American birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, who presides over the National Park Service, ...

Debate still rages over new N.J. national park

August 24, 2009, 7:53 am
America's newest national park features the second-most-powerful waterfall east of the Mississippi, at the spot where Alexander Hamilton founded the country's first planned industrial city to win America's economic independence from Britain. Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park is "the most historic site in America that no one has heard ...

Great Falls in North Jersey Made a National Park

March 31, 2009, 1:41 pm
Paterson's Great Falls is now a national historical park. President Obama signed the legislation, sponsored by New Jersey Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez and U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., in Washington yesterday. The state has long sought national park status for the Great Falls in hope that it would ...