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Paterson, New Jersey, USA

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Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, USA
The City of Paterson, located on the Passaic River in New Jersey was once one of the mightiest industrial cities of the United States. It has a rich history as the Nation's first planned industrial city, as well as containing some of the country's oldest textile mills and businesses.

In 1792, Alexander Hamilton formed an investment group called the Society of Useful Manufactures (the "SUM") whose funds would be used to develop a planned industrial city in the United States that was later to become Paterson...www.patersonhistory.com/


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Paterson, New Jersey, USA - View of the Passaic Falls, at Paterson. (1844)
Paterson, New Jersey, USA

View of the Passaic Falls, at Paterson. (1844)

Paterson, New Jersey, USA - Main Street (1910)
Paterson, New Jersey, USA

Main Street (1910)
Paterson, New Jersey, USA - Hotel Manhattan
Paterson, New Jersey, USA

Hotel Manhattan
Paterson, New Jersey, USA - Passaic Falls and Chasm Bridge, Paterson, N.J.
Paterson, New Jersey, USA

Passaic Falls and Chasm Bridge, Paterson, N.J.

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1791 - Alexander Hamilton built country's first planned industrial city in Paterson

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1814 - The first church incorporated in Paterson was the 1st Presbyterian church, in 1814.

HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY by JOHN W. BARBER and HENRY HOWE, 1844
1835 - Colt firearms begins production in Paterson

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1844 - Paterson
Paterson was formed from Acquackanock in 1831. Its population in 1840 was 7,598. The village of...Read MORE...

News  1869 - Great Fire in Paterson.
Mr. Michael Morris's warehouse, Paterson, and adjacent buildings were burned on Monday. The...Read MORE...

News  1873 - Explosion
Lat night, a patent gas machine at Danforth locomotive works, Paterson, N. J., was exploded by a...Read MORE...

News  1880 - DESTRUCTIVE FIRE in PATERSON, N. J.
PATERSON, N. J., March 4. - A fire broke out in the oil room of the Danforth locomotive and machine ...Read MORE...

News  1896 - ONE KILLED AND A DOZEN INJURED. RESULT OF A RUNAWAY ACCIDENT IN PATERSON, N. J.
Paterson, N. J., May 5. - One child was killed, another probably fatally hurt, and a dozen adults...Read MORE...

News  1902 - PATERSON LAID WASTE BY FIRE - Business Section and a Hundred Dwellings Burned
LOSS ABOUT $8,000,000
Banks, Churches, Hotels, Municipal Buildings, and Newspaper Offices in...Read MORE...

News  1902 - HUNDREDS HOMELESS IN PATTERSON FLOOD - Armory Opened and 110 Families Sheltered There
Mrs. Garret A. Hobart at Head of Relief Committee
One Life Lost
Water Starts to...Read MORE...

News  1903 - TORNADO SWEEPS OVER PATERSON. FOUR ARE KILLED AND MANY HOUSES WRECKED. MISSILES HURT SCORES. SMALL BUILDINGS CARRIED GREAT DISTANCE -- DEVASTATION IN SECTION THAT ESCAPED DAMAGE BY GREAT FIRE AND FLOOD.
Paterson, N.J., July 22 - A dense black cloud, assuming the shape of a cone, and whirling with...Read MORE...

1906
Paterson, capital of Passaic co., N.J., and the third oity of the state in population and...Read MORE...

News  1920 - HOTEL DESTROYED BY EARLY MORNING FIRE.
Paterson, N. J., May 24. - Fire early today gutted the Manhattan Hotel, a four-story brick...Read MORE...

1940 - October 30 - Film premiere of "One Night in the Tropics" first film for Abbott and Costello Paterson New Jersey.

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1964 - August 11 - Race riot in Paterson NJ

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1831
James SWIN (abt. 1810 - 7 November 1879) & Margaret (Olive) ACKERMAN (6 January 1806 - 18 June 1892)
married 3 July 1831

1893
Joseph FRANTZ (30 July 1864 - abt. 1942) & Mary HORN (December 1865 - 1909)
married 29 April 1893
 

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