Often referred to as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Paterson (NJ) was championed by Alexander Hamilton as the locus for manufacturing in northern New Jersey. Geography is the key. The Passaic River flows through the city, and at its heart are what have come to be known as The Great Falls. Those days are past, but the remnants of the factories and the falls remain. In so many ways, Paterson is the heart of New Jersey. All of these images were taken in what is known as West Paterson.
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