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"Passaic, a city of Passaic co., N.J., pleasantly situated on a river of the same name, in Acquackanonck town ship, on the Erie Railroad, and on the Boonton Branch of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, 11 miles N.W. of Jersey City, and 5 miles S.S.E. of Paterson. It contains a city hall, 9 churches, 2 newspaper offices, 'ins school-houses, 2 extensive print-works, a woollen-tail, a bleachery, a shoddy-mill, a whip-factory, a manufactory of blankets, and 4 hotels. Pop. in 1890, 13,028."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • News 1873 - Destructive Conflagration In Passaic-Loss, $6,000-Two Men Burned To Death.
    The most disastrous conflagration that has ever occurred in Passaic, N.J., began just before midnight Saturday. At 11:10 p.m. flames were first seen...Read MORE...


  • News 1897 - EXCITING FIRE IN PASSAIC. Many Persons Escape By the Roof - Two Rescues by Firemen.
    PASSAIC, N. J., Sept. 21. - Eight families were caught in the upper floors of the three-story brick building at Main and Passaic Streets by a fire...Read MORE...


  • News 1899 - MEAT AND TURKEYS BURNED. Flames Destroy the Plant of the Passaic Beef Company.
    Passaic, N. J., Nov. 27. - The plant of the Passaic Beef Company on the Erie Railroad, near the station here, was destroyed by fire yesterday. The...Read MORE...


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    Lackawanna R.R. Station
  • News 1905 - BAD WRECK ON THE LACKAWANNA
    By Publishers Press Direct Wire

    Passaic June 2 - A broken axle on and east-bound freight caused the wreck of ten cars on the Lackawanna railroad...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Passaic, a city of Passaic co., N. J., pleasantly situated on a river of the same name and on the Eric, the Lacka wanna, and the New York,...Read MORE...


  • Passaic, New Jersey, USA
    City Hall, 1906
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    Post Office Building, 1907
  • Passaic, New Jersey, USA
    Elks' Home
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    Grove Terrace, 1909
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    St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church
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    West Main Ave. (1910)
  • News 1911 - June 1 - 1st US group insurance policy written, Passaic, NJ

    June 1, 1911

  • Passaic, New Jersey, USA
    Public School No. 10, 1911
  • Passaic, New Jersey, USA
    Cor. Main and Howe Avenues
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    Hobart Trust Building
    Drake Business College
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    High School
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    Main Avenue
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    Post Office, 1925
  • Passaic, New Jersey, USA
    Junior High School
  • News 1933 - Orphan Boys Prevent Wreck of Train Carrying 500 Persons.
    Passaic, N. J., May 4. - Quick work of six boys from the Passic Orphan Asylum was credited today with averting a wreck of an Erie Railroad express...Read MORE...


  • News 1944 - March 20 - Bus falls off bridge into Passaic River NJ, killing 16

    historyorb.com
    March 20, 1944



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