Paterson Great Falls National Historic Park, Paterson, New Jersey.
This historical and geologically significant location was established in the 1790's as Americas first planned industrial city. The city purposely positioned around the Great falls, pioneered the use of flowing water as a power source at an industrial scale. Over the past two centuries products to come out of this area include cotton and wool textiles, rope, continuous roll paper, railroad locomotives, silk, firearms, jet engines, and even the first U.S. commissioned submarine. I went at sunset lastnight, It was my first time visiting. The surrounding area reflected many decades of exploitation, unrest, poverty and decay. It was an interesting feeling, questionably leaving my car, and approaching the falls, and feeling like I was just transported to another time and place. The falls are great, as their name suggest, mighty in person, and im sure they've changed very little since man first developed the surrounding area. If the cliffs could speak, they would flow with tales of the things they've seen.
“Ask not what your city can do for you, but what you can do for your City”~Bob Guarasci
It is great to see our Paterson Teens working @njcdc! They are cleaning up our Historic Neighborhood in Paterson. One of the youngsters said after having filled 127 garbage bags collectively, that he learned not to litter anymore. So proud of our children of Paterson! We have to help them! Stay tuned for clean up projects coming up so you can join us! Paterson is Picking Up! #pat#patersonckingup #patersonnj#patersongreatfallsnationalhistoricpark#communityservice #paterson #ilovepaterson