Just over a dozen miles from New York City, Paterson, New Jersey is the birthplace of American industry.  Founded by Alexander Hamilton, the city grew around the 77-foot waterfall, now known as the Great Falls, and a system of water raceways that allowed for multiple manufacturing mills to produce items ranging from textiles, firearms, and railroad locomotives.

Learn more about Paterson from the “Discover” topics to the right, as well as the Paterson Wikipedia page. Come out for a day trip to see the Great Falls yourself!