Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park is home to one of the country's most spectacular waterfalls — a 260-foot-wide, 77-foot drop that rushes through the Passaic River Gorge and is recognized as a National Natural Landmark. These astounding falls made Paterson the ideal site for one of America's earliest industrial parks — a thriving manufacturing district developed in part by founding father Alexander Hamilton and run for decades on the area's abundant hydropower.


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