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Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, USA

Paterson is known as the "Silk City". It played a dominant role in the production of silk during the latter half of the 19th century.




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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 Paterson, the seat of justice for Passaic county, is...Read MORE...


  • Paterson, New Jersey, USA
    View of the Passaic Falls, at Paterson. (1844)
  • 1854 - Paterson
    Paterson, a city, capital of Passaic co., New Jersey, is situated on the right bank of the Passaic river, immediately below the falls, 13 miles N....Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - Great Fire in Paterson.
    Mr. Michael Morris's warehouse, Paterson, and adjacent buildings were burned on Monday. The warehouse owned by Mr. Morris was used as a waste house....Read MORE...


  • News 1873 - Explosion
    Lat night, a patent gas machine at Danforth locomotive works, Paterson, N. J., was exploded by a watchman approaching too near it with a lantern. Two ...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 shops, in this city, this morning, about 8...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Paterson
    Pat'erson, a city of New Jersey, the capital of Passaic co., and the third city of the state in population and manufactures, is situated on the right ...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 more or less bruised by a frightened team on Main...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 Recede

    PATTERSON. N. J., March 2 — This city, so recently...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 Ruins
    MARTIAL LAW PROCLAIMED
    Police Reinforced by...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 furious rapidity, loomed up over the top of Garrett...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Paterson, capital of Passaic co., N.J., and the third oity of the state in population and manufactures, is situ ated on the right bank of the Passaic ...Read MORE...


  • Paterson, New Jersey, USA
    General Hospital
  • Paterson, New Jersey, USA
    Ellison Street
    postmarked 1909
  • Paterson, New Jersey, USA
    Free Public Library
    postmarked 1909
  • Paterson, New Jersey, USA
    Main Street
    postmarked 1909
  • Paterson, New Jersey, USA
    Public School No. 16
    postmarked 1910
  • Paterson, New Jersey, USA
    Main Street (1910)
  • Paterson, New Jersey, USA
    Hotel Manhattan
  • Paterson, New Jersey, USA
    The Hamilton Apartments
    postmarked 1912
  • Paterson, New Jersey, USA
    5th Regiment Armory
    postmarked 1915
  • Paterson, New Jersey, USA
    Birdseye View
  • News 1920 - HOTEL DESTROYED BY EARLY MORNING FIRE.
    Paterson, N. J., May 24. - Fire early today gutted the Manhattan Hotel, a four-story brick structure in the business district of this city. Lives of...Read MORE...


  • Paterson, New Jersey, USA
    Market Street
    postmarked 1920
  • Paterson, New Jersey, USA
    Fabien Theatre Building and Alexander Hamilton Hotel
    postmarked 1920
  • Paterson, New Jersey, USA
    Passaic Falls and Chasm Bridge, Paterson, N.J.
  • 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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View of the Passaic Falls, at Paterson. (1844)

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General Hospital


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Ellison Street
postmarked 1909

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Free Public Library
postmarked 1909

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Main Street
postmarked 1909

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Main Street (1910)

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Hotel Manhattan

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Public School No. 16
postmarked 1910

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The Hamilton Apartments
postmarked 1912

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5th Regiment Armory
postmarked 1915


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Birdseye View

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Market Street
postmarked 1920

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Fabien Theatre Building and Alexander Hamilton Hotel
postmarked 1920

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Passaic Falls and Chasm Bridge, Paterson, N.J.
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  • 1791 - Alexander Hamilton built country's first planned industrial city in Paterson

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ njtimeln.htm
  • 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

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ njtimeln.htm
  • 1844 - Paterson
    Paterson was formed from Acquackanock in 1831. Its population in 1840 was 7,598. The village of Paterson, the seat of justice for Passaic county, is... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Paterson
    Paterson, a city, capital of Passaic co., New Jersey, is situated on the right bank of the Passaic river, immediately below the falls, 13 miles N.... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - Great Fire in Paterson.
    Mr. Michael Morris's warehouse, Paterson, and adjacent buildings were burned on Monday. The warehouse owned by Mr. Morris was used as a waste house.... Read MORE...

  • News  1873 - Explosion
    Lat night, a patent gas machine at Danforth locomotive works, Paterson, N. J., was exploded by a watchman approaching too near it with a lantern. Two ... 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 shops, in this city, this morning, about 8... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Paterson
    Pat'erson, a city of New Jersey, the capital of Passaic co., and the third city of the state in population and manufactures, is situated on the right ... 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 more or less bruised by a frightened team on Main... 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 Ruins
    MARTIAL LAW PROCLAIMED
    Police Reinforced by... 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 Recede

    PATTERSON. N. J., March 2 — This city, so recently... 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 furious rapidity, loomed up over the top of Garrett... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Paterson, capital of Passaic co., N.J., and the third oity of the state in population and manufactures, is situ ated on the right bank of the Passaic ... 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 structure in the business district of this city. Lives of... Read MORE...

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

    historyorb.com
  • 1964 - August 11 - Race riot in Paterson NJ

    historyorb.com

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