Paterson was the gem in the crown of the American Industrial Revolution.
The shadow of Paterson's past can still be seen in the remnants of the silk mills and dye houses; the grand architecture of the downtown and Eastside sections.
The industry is long gone, but the history remains.
The skyline of steeples and smokestacks not only frame its past but the extended landscape.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Until 2007, Marcia Dente was a life-long resident of Paterson. After working forty-five years for the city of Paterson, Department of Public Works, she retired in 2005. Having grown up next to the Great Falls, she lived and loved not only the history of this national treasure but the history of the city itself. She is the author of Great Falls of Paterson, published in 2010 and Paterson Great Falls: From Local Landmark to National Historical Park, published in 2012.