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History of Passaic, New Jersey, USA

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Passaic has been called "The Birthplace of Television". In 1931, experimental television station W2XCD began transmitting from DeForest Radio Corporation in Passaic. It has been called the first television station to transmit to the home, and was the first such station to broadcast a feature film.


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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...


  • 1895 - Passaic
    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...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...


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

    June 1, 1911

  • Passaic, New Jersey, USA
    Public School No. 10, 1911
    Postcard
  • Passaic, New Jersey, USA
    Cor. Main and Howe Avenues
    Postcard
  • Passaic, New Jersey, USA
    Hobart Trust Building
    Drake Business College
    Postcard
  • Passaic, New Jersey, USA
    High School
    Postcard
  • Passaic, New Jersey, USA
    Main Avenue
    Postcard
  • Passaic, New Jersey, USA
    Post Office, 1925
    Postcard
  • Passaic, New Jersey, USA
    Junior High School
    Postcard
  • 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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Lackawanna R.R. Station
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City Hall, 1906
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Post Office Building, 1907
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Elks' Home
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Grove Terrace, 1909
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West Main Ave. (1910)
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St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church
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Public School No. 10, 1911
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Passaic, New Jersey, USA
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Cor. Main and Howe Avenues
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Passaic, New Jersey, USA
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Hobart Trust Building
Drake Business College
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High School
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Passaic, New Jersey, USA
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Main Avenue
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Post Office, 1925
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Junior High School
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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...

  • 1895 - Passaic
    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... 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...

  • 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...

  • News  1911 - June 1 - 1st US group insurance policy written, Passaic, NJ
    June 1, 1911
  • 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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