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By Bill Coughlin, October 10, 2008
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New Jersey (Passaic County), Bloomingdale — Federal Hill Historic Site
The site of the Revolutionary War era Pompton Mutiny which occurred in the cold harsh winter of 1781. It was in the eastern valley overlooking Bloomingdale that an encampment of weary troops mutinied. Consequently, their two ringleaders were . . . — Map (db m12332) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Borough of Woodland Park — Washington’s Lookout~ Great Notch ~
On October 23, 1780, the light infantry was stationed here. The hill on the east side of the Notch was used by Washington as a lookout from which to observe the movement of his troops. — Map (db m40200) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Clifton — Frederick House
The oldest building in Acquackanonk can be found in center of this house, probably constructed in 1705. — Map (db m43109) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Clifton — Morris Canal1824         1924
Morris Canal National Registered Landmark Morris Canal Crossed Here → ← Passaic County — Map (db m40199) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Clifton — The Morris Canal
This waterway, conceived in the 1820's, linked Pennsylvania's coal fields, New Jersey's iron industry and New York's commercial markets. For 100 years it flowed between the Delaware and Hudson Rivers. Gloria J. Kolodziej, Mayor, City of Clifton . . . — Map (db m64208) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Great Notch — Great Notch
Used by Washington as a lookout while quartered at the Dey House, October, 1780. Major Parr’s Rifle Corps. camped in the ravine. — Map (db m39902) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Haledon — American Labor MuseumBotto House National Landmark
1913 Sunday Rallies-As many as 20,000 silk workers used Haledon’s Botto House as a focal point for rallies during a seven month strike. The second floor balcony served as a speaker’s platform for famous leaders of America & Europe.

Gift of . . . — Map (db m94679) HM

New Jersey (Passaic County), Haledon — The Botto HouseWomen’s Heritage Trail — Maria Botto
The Botto House was the focal point for striking workers during the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913. Eva Botto (standing in this photo) daughter of Pietro and Maria Botto, and a striking silk mill worker, appears with a friend (seated left) and labor . . . — Map (db m94678) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Hawthorne — Hawthorne Korea – Vietnam Monument
May We Learn From Those Who Died For Peace That Life Is Worth Far More Than Most Of Us Take Time To Realize. *   Korea   * Gordon N. Ripatranzone • Russell Van Natta • Peter J. Schuil • Theodore Van Natta • Bernard Van Raay *   Vietnam . . . — Map (db m38474) WM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Hawthorne — Hawthorne World War I Monument
Honor Roll Borough Of Hawthorne 1917 World War 1919 Herbert V. Anderson • Frank M. Ackerson • Oliver W. Alyea • Lambert W. Atsma • David Ardell • Archie Aprile • Pierno Aprile • Clarence M. Berry • John Roy Benjamin • Edward Barlow • Peter . . . — Map (db m32424) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Hawthorne — Hawthorne World War II Monument
They Suffered, Bled, And Gave Their Lives To Preserve Our Freedom. Our Debt Of Gratitude Must Forever Remain In Our Hearts World War II James L. Mastrogiovanni • Alfred W. Bohny • Michael Campanell • Joseph T. Duffy • James Edgar • Allison . . . — Map (db m32423) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Hawthorne — Site of John George Ryerson House
. . . — Map (db m43307) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Jefferson Township — Morris County
Founded 1739. George Washington and Continental Army encamped here 1777 and 1779-1780. Major iron-producing center in the nation during 19th century. — Map (db m91519) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Little Falls — Little Falls Veterans Monument
[ front ] A Tribute To The Men And Women Of Little Falls Who Gave The Full Measure Of Devotion To Their Country In The World War Killed In Action Henry Buikema Died In The Service Austin Loran James Storey Moon . . . — Map (db m32415) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Little Falls — Woods Road
Created 1780 by Revolutionary War troops of General Lafayette, while manning outposts to watch British troop movements. New Jersey Historical Society Donated by Lewis Montesano — Map (db m36149) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Oak Ridge — Oak Ridge World War Monument
In honor of the men of Oak Ridge who went forth at the call of their country to serve in the World War 1917 – 1919 --------------- Ernest Angle George Beatty George Buntzen Charles S. Coursen David Cole Holbart Cole Frank Davenport . . . — Map (db m35066) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Passaic — Acquackanonk Bridge
American troops, encamped between the Hackensack and Passaic Rivers, were ordered by Washington, Nov. 21, 1776, to cross the Passaic here. After burning the bridge, they marched across Jersey. The Blanchard House often was used as a headquarters. — Map (db m33516) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Passaic — Acquacknonk Bridge
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New Jersey (Passaic County), Passaic — Daughters of the American Revolution
To keep in perpetual remembrance the names of the real Daughters of the American Revolution buried here Rachel Benson • Lena Brower • Maria Egbertse • Peggy Garrison •Elizabeth Hoffer • Margaret Kenter • Mary Kinsey • Jane Mead • Annie Montanie • . . . — Map (db m36164) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Passaic — General John J. Pershing
Erected by Passaic City Post No. 504 V.F.W. To honor General John J. Pershing who stood here May 30, 1924 to review and address the World War veterans Dedicated November 11, 1938 — Map (db m7044) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Passaic — George Washington
[ Side One: ] A tribute of honor to George Washington and his army, and a memorial to the spirit that founded and preserved the Republic. [ Side Two: ] Washington Unique in character Blameless in private life and public office Champion of . . . — Map (db m33530) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Passaic — Henry Garritse
This tablet marks the grave of Henry Garritse who died July 13, 1805, aged 84. A revolutionary patriot, member of the Committee of Correspondence, Provincial Congress, and first member of the legislature from Acquackanonk. Claverack Chapter . . . — Map (db m36155) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Passaic — Nassau Hall Academy
This stone marks the site of the old district school of Acquackanonk dating from 1693 to 1870 also known as Nassau Hall Academy (then two stories in height) where boys prepared for Princeton College many of them becoming well known ministers, . . . — Map (db m36161) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Passaic — Post Grave Monument
These two tombstones stood at the heads of the graves about 75 feet northwest of this spot. The bolt and shaft bearing were taken from the old gristmill at John Halmagh Post’s birthplace, Sloughter Dam, now 472 River Road, Garfield, New Jersey. . . . — Map (db m36152) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Passaic — Soldiers and Sailors Monument
In memory of the Minute Men of 1776 and the soldiers and sailors of the Revolutionary War and especially of Captain John H. Post who lies buried here and whose destruction of Acquacknonk Bridge saved General Washington’s army from capture in its . . . — Map (db m36151) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Passaic — The Blanchard House
Washington’s Headquarters Nov. 21, 1776 was situated about one hundred feet west of this tablet. The entrance to the old Revolutionary Bridge was nearly opposite this spot. Reset by the Acquackanock Landing Chapter D.A.R. 1930 — Map (db m7045) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Passaic — The Land Upon Which We Pray
This property granted for church purposes by the Lord Proprietors of East Jersey 294 years ago, in the year 1682. Provision was made in the grant for a triangle or “gore” for the church. The first church building, “Old . . . — Map (db m36162) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Passaic — Washington Tree
Under the parent of this tree Washington first took command of the American Army July 3rd 1775. Planted by the Aquackanonk Landing Chapter D.A.R. 1932 — Map (db m33534) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Passaic — William Alexander – Lord Stirling1725 - 1783
To Honor William Alexander – Lord Stirling 1725 – 1783 American Patriot – Friend of Washington Lord Stirling crossed Acquackanonk Bridge with eight regiments of New Jersey Militia, November 14, 1776. Set up headquarters at . . . — Map (db m33521) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — “Lou’s On First”
     Lou Costello 1906     *     1959 — Map (db m49865) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — “The Dublin Spring Water Boy”
This monument was sculpted by Gaetano Federici in 1931. It was originally located at the southwest corner of Mill Street and Oliver Street to commemorate the Dublin Spring used by the Irish-American community during the 1800’s. It was moved to it’s . . . — Map (db m43157) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — Abraham Godwin
In memory of Abraham Godwin Pioneer of Paterson • Patriot • Soldier Captain of Marines in The War of the Revolution Born November 23, 1724 Died in the service of his country February 7, 1777 Buried at Fishkill New York Placed by the Captain . . . — Map (db m33139) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — Captain Eric M. Graupe
Always on guard that no infringement on thr rights of veterans be commited, he has earned for himself the title of Mister Veteran of the City of Paterson, N.J. Dedicated Nov. 8, 1964 by the Paterson Veteran's Council. Harry B. Haines, Hon. . . . — Map (db m20017) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — Christopher Columbus Monument
Columbus This memorial pioneers in initiating and symbolizing a national movement for the Americanization of Columbus Day in the United States. Thousands of Patersonians of all racial origins by their voluntary contributions made possible this . . . — Map (db m49871) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — Curie
In Memoriam Charles Curie 1842   -----   1910 A model citizen A patriotic soldier A loyal friend A good man and -----   true   ----- A tribute from the citizens of Paterson • 1913 — Map (db m33325) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — Federici Park
Named in honor of Gaetano Federici, 1880 – 1964, Paterson’s famous Italian-American sculptor. He was able to capture the hearts and spirit of our city and its people in his world famous works. The moving of his Christopher Columbus statue to . . . — Map (db m49872) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — Great Falls Hydroelectric StationDedicated June 29, 1987
Developed in response to the need to increase our national energy supplies and lessen our dependence on imported oil. With deep appreciation for the cooperation and commitment of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Department . . . — Map (db m64188) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — Great Falls of Paterson on the Passaic
has been designated a Registered Natural Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in illustrating the natural history of the United States U.S. Department of the Interior . . . — Map (db m43143) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — Great Falls of the Passaic/S.U.M. Historic District
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New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — Great Falls Raceway and Power SystemNational Historic Civil and Mechanical Engineering Landmark
Alexander Hamilton, with great vision, prompted the incorporation of the "society for establishing usefull [sic] manufactures" in 1791 to start America's economic and industrial independence. Pierre Charles L'Enfant, engineer and planner of the . . . — Map (db m64189) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — Harry B. Haines Memorial Park
Dedicated to the long time editor and publisher of the Morning/Evening News Harry B. Haines (1882 – 1972) who fought successfully to bring historic recognition to Paterson’s Great Falls as the Cradle of Industrialization in the Western . . . — Map (db m43384) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — Ivanhoe Wheelhouse
          This wheelhouse was built in 1865 to provide power for the Ivanhoe Paper Mill complex. The building housed in 87” Boyden turbine waterwheel capable of providing 200 horsepower.           The above photo from the early 1900’s . . . — Map (db m43147) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — Ivanhoe Wheelhouse(c. 1840)
This is the only remaining Ivanhoe Paper Company building of the ten that once occupied this site. The rear portion was added in 1865 to house a water-powered turbine engine. — Map (db m64196) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — John P. Holland’s First Submarine
was launched in 1878, a one man craft with engine which after a series of trials was sunk in the Passaic River at this spot where she lay buried until raised in 1927 by a group of Paterson youths who presented her to the City of Paterson     October . . . — Map (db m49864) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — Overlook ParkDedication:   April 18, 1964
Honorable Frank X. Graves, Jr. Mayor of Paterson --------------- Honorable Gordon Canfield Chairman, Mayor’s Citizen Committee Our salute to the memory of Alexander Hamilton whose vision and energy made Paterson the first industrial city in . . . — Map (db m43148) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — Passaic County Soldiers and Sailors Monument
To commemorate the services and record the names of her soldiers and sailors who gave their lives in the War for the Union. [ Left of Monument: ] Honor the Brave The War of 1861-1865 was waged successfully for the preservation of the Union as a . . . — Map (db m33447) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — Passaic Falls
Alexander Hamilton envisioned the great potential power of these scenic falls for industrial development. — Map (db m20018) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — Pulaski
In grateful memory of the American Revolutionary Hero and Patriot Brigadier – General Kazimierz Pulaski in the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of his death on the battlefield This monument was erected by the Americans of Polish Descent . . . — Map (db m33144) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — Rogers Millwright Shop
The Rogers Millwright Shop was built in 1869, partly with materials from its predecessor on the site, the Passaic Paper Mill. Millwright Shop built and maintained the machinery used in locomotive production. Originally built as almost a duplicate of . . . — Map (db m64193) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — Rogers Works
Thomas Rogers, one of the most celebrated builders of railroad locomotives, built a plant on this site in 1832 — Map (db m60354) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Transportation Opportunity Center
This building was originally constructed in 1881 as the Frame Fitting Shop of the Rogers Locomotive Works. The Rogers Locomotive Works was one of America’s premier locomotive manufacturers in the latter half of the 19th Century and a dominant force . . . — Map (db m43151) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — Simeon Van Winkles1686 - 1775
De Witte Huis (1715 – 1828) and Ford Paterson’s First Tanner This tablet marks the site of the last British raid into this area on May 18, 1779. Placed by the Capt. Abraham Goodwin Chapter, New Jersey Society, Sons of the American Revolution . . . — Map (db m33128) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — Site of the Passaic Paper Mill Flume
The site now occupied by the Rogers Millwright Shop was once the home of Passaic Paper Mill. In this 1860's photo (looking north) the remains of the paper mill are on the extreme right. It was a stone mill built in 1837, and housed part of the . . . — Map (db m64195) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — The 1914 S.U.M. Great Falls Power Plant
The Great Falls Power Plant has been generating electricity for nearly 100 years. The plant produces electricity from the energy of falling water. When the plant opened in 1914, its primary purpose was to supply electric power to Paterson’s mills. . . . — Map (db m43177) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — The Allied Textile Printing Site
The Allied Textile Printing (ATP) Site is a 7.5 acre portion of the Great Falls of Paterson/S.U.M. Historic District. Toward the end of the eighteenth century, the newly established United States sought to increase its economic as well as political . . . — Map (db m43191) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — The Allied Textile Printing Site
The Allied Texile Printing (ATP) Site is a 7.5 acre portion of the Great Falls of Paterson/S.U.M. Historic District. Toward the end of the eighteenth century, the newly established United States sought to increase its economic as well as political . . . — Map (db m44078) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Paterson — The York Road
Traveled by General George Washington and the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War from the Dey Mansion at Preskness to the Acquackanonk Landing on Passaic River July   -   October   -   November •   1780  • Placed by . . . — Map (db m33126) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Pompton Lakes — Bartholf HomesteadCirca 1700
Revolutionary Quarters American Officers Tablet by Museum Dept. Pompton Lakes Woman’s Club July 4, 1963 — Map (db m62859) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Pompton Lakes — Battleship Maine
Here where in March 1782 stood Washington’s Headquarters Federal Rock Council No. 164 Jr. O. U. A. M. have placed this relic of the Battleship Maine in memory of their fellow countrymen who lost their lives in Havana Harbor Feby. 15, 1898 ‘Amor . . . — Map (db m40545) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Pompton Lakes — Emanuel Einstein Memorial Library
Built and dedicated n 1912 by Fannie Friedman Einstein in memory of her husband. Incorporated as the Free Public Library of Pompton Lakes in 1953; declared a local historic landmark in 1994; an example of English Tudor Revival Style. — Map (db m94667) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Pompton Lakes — Pompton Lakes High SchoolBuilt 1932
The initial structure is an excellent example of a Colonial Revival building from the New Deal era. The school initially received students from Oakland, Wayne and Midland Park as well as Pompton Lakes.

Declared a local historic landmark 2001 — Map (db m94674) HM

New Jersey (Passaic County), Pompton Lakes — Pompton Lakes Post Office
Built 1937 by Sherman Construction, Passaic N.J. Designed by Louis A. Simons supervising architect for the Dept. of the Treasury 1933-1939. A cast stone portrait of Benjamin Franklin by artist Sterling Calder is in the lobby. An excellent of example . . . — Map (db m94673) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Pompton Lakes — Pompton Lakes Train StationBuilt 1927
Replaced the original train station which was situated on the north side of the tracks. The New York, Susquehanna and Western lines which passed through Pompton Lakes came from Jersey City and went to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and Middletown, New . . . — Map (db m40538) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Pompton Lakes — Pompton Lakes World War I Memorial1917             1919
In honor of the men who served in the Army or Navy of the United States of America in the World War — Map (db m40546) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Pompton Lakes — Pompton Lakes World War II & Korean War Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of the Borough of Pompton Lakes who devotedly served their country in World War II and the Korean War — Map (db m40548) WM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Pompton Lakes — Pompton Reformed Church
Oldest existing church in Pompton Lakes founded 1812. Built and dedicated 1814 on land donated by Martin Ryerson, owner of The Pompton Ironworks. Noted author Albert Payson Therhune ((1872-1942) was a long time member of the congregation. Declared a . . . — Map (db m94664) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Pompton Lakes — Revolutionary Soldiers MonumentPompton Reformed Church
In memory of all the Revolutionary Soldiers buried in the adjoining cemetery. Inscribed are the names of those known to be buried here.

John Beam • David Board • James Board • Capt. Joseph Board • Robert Colfax • David D. Hennion • Capt. John . . . — Map (db m94666) WM

New Jersey (Passaic County), Pompton Lakes — The Bartholf Homestead
Used as a campsite during the Revolution. Captain Crynes Bartholf of the Bergen Militia led a unit called “Bartholf’s Rangers”. Original structure built 1697 on land deeded to the Bartholf family by the English Crown. Center section . . . — Map (db m62884) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Pompton Lakes — Washington’s Headquarters
Since Pompton was on the main route North, the Conti- nental army camped here often. Washington quartered at the Schuyler House, July 12, 1777, and visited Col- onel Van Cortlandt here, March 28, 1782. — Map (db m41535) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Ringwood — Marine Chevaux De Frise
Designed By Robert Erskine, Surveyor General To George Washington, in Ringwood, July 1776 These 12 sided devices were chained together across the Hudson and Delaware Rivers to thwart British shipping. Designed in war, this monument is . . . — Map (db m97676) WM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Ringwood — Ringwood Manor
has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States U.S. . . . — Map (db m40542) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Ringwood — Ringwood Manor Forges
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New Jersey (Passaic County), Ringwood — Ringwood Manor Iron ComplexNational Historical Mechanical Engineering Landmark
Ringwood Manor Iron Complex (1740-1931) was an important element in the early development of the iron industry in the United States. Among its leaders were the Ogdens, Peter Hasenclever, Robert Erskine – F.R.S., Martin Ryerson, Peter Cooper, . . . — Map (db m40551) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Ringwood — Ringwood Veterans Memorial
In Memory Of Our Departed Comrades Who Served Honorably In The Armed Forces Of Our Beloved Country Dedicated by Ringwood Skylands V.F.W. Post 10154     1977 — Map (db m97675) WM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Ringwood — Robert Erskine“The Forgotten General”
Born   1735   in Scotland Died   1780   at Ringwood Friend in need for Washington Geographer and Surveyer General for the American Army in the Revolutionary War A true and faithful Christian patriot Erected by the New Jersey Society of the S.A.R. . . . — Map (db m43139) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Ringwood — Robert Erskine F.R.S.
. . . — Map (db m43140) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Totowa — American Encampment~ Totowa Heights ~
October 9 – November 27, 1780, the patriot army extend- ed along this site which had also been used in July. Washington came from his headquarters in Preakness to Totowa and visited the Van Houtens. — Map (db m39730) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Totowa — Purple Heart MemorialCombat Wounded Veterans
Dedicated to all men and women who are recipients of this nation’s oldest military decoration “The Purple Heart” My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they care. If I could be seen by . . . — Map (db m62742) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Wayne — Colonel Theunis Dey
The Mansion of Colonel Theunis Dey The Headquarters of General Washington July ~ Oct ~ Nov ~ 1780 Acquired and restored 1930-1934 by The Passaic County Park Commission Marked by Capt. Abraham Godwin Chapter New Jersey Society S.A.R.       . . . — Map (db m39733) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Wayne — Demarest House
This house, which once served as a Dutch Reformed Church Parsonage, was built by John Ryerson before 1762. It was sold to the Demarests around 1814. — Map (db m21817) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Wayne — DeMille Gatehouse
This building served as the gatehouse to Pamilco, the seventy six acre estate built by Hollywood producer Cecil B. DeMille’s father who first came to Pompton Lakes in 1891. — Map (db m94655) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Wayne — Dey Mansion
Home of Col. Theunis Dey, built about 1740. Twice used by Washington as headquarters in 1780, when the army was in Totowa. — Map (db m7700) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Wayne — Encampments #3 & #14
Site of Revolutionary War Encampments #3 & #14 1780 — Map (db m21814) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Wayne — Headquarters of General George Washington
This brick Georgian mansion was built by Colonel Theunis Dey in 1742. It was used as headquarters by General George Washington from July 1 to July 29, 1780 and again from October 8 to November 27, 1780 because of its strategic position and . . . — Map (db m7701) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Wayne — Kipp – Nellis Farm
This land was part of the Kipp – Nellis Farm Settled in 1723 by Cornelius and Eva Berdan Kipp. The farm served the Preakness Valley area for 250 years. The farmhouse, located across Nellis Drive, was built circa 1840 by Nicholas and Sophia . . . — Map (db m62874) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Wayne — Morris Canal1824       1924
Morris Canal National Registered Landmark Feeder Canal crossed here → ← Passaic County — Map (db m62879) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Wayne — Morris Canal1824       1924
National Registered Landmark Feeder Canal crossed here → ← Passaic County — Map (db m65945) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Wayne — Samuel Van Saun House
Headquarters • Nov. • 1780 of Maj. Gen. Lafayette Placed by The William Paterson Chapter D.A.R. 1931 — Map (db m62858) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Wayne — Schuyler – Colfax
This house is an example of 18th century architecture. The Schuyler and Colfax families were prominent in shaping New Jersey history. — Map (db m7703) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Wayne — Schuyler Colfax House
This house, which is Wayne’s oldest, was built in 1695 by Ardent Schuyler, one of the leaders of the original settlement. William Colfax, who married Hester Schuyler in 1783, gave the house the Colfax name. — Map (db m7704) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Wayne — Van Saun House
This old Dutch home was built in 1769 by Samuel Van Saun. In 1780 it served as headquarters of Major General Marquis de Lafayette and his troops. — Map (db m7702) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Wayne — Washington Headquarters~ Preakness ~
July 1 – 29, and October 9 - November 27, 1780, Washing- ton had headquarters here at the house of Colonel Theunis Dey. The main army encamp- ed along Totowa Heights. — Map (db m39732) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Wayne — Washington Headquarters — Preakness
July 1-29, and October 9 – November 27, 1780, Washington had headquarters here at the house of Colonel Theunis Dey. The main army encamped along Totowa Heights. — Map (db m39903) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Wayne — Wayne Township1847           1997
Indian peoples inhabited this land from about 10,500 B.C. up to the early historic period. At the time of the European Settlement, they were referred to as the Munsee Delawares. In 1694 Arent Schuyler, on a fact finding mission to the Indians in . . . — Map (db m62873) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), West Milford — A Soldier’s Lifeline!
Dedicated to The Military Working Dogs of America Loyal – Loving – Courageous A Soldier’s Lifeline! 2011 — Map (db m97682) WM
New Jersey (Passaic County), West Milford — Clinton Ironworks
The furnace is all that remains of the 19th century ironmaking community that was established by William Jackson in 1826. Representative of New Jersey’s early iron industry, the furnace utilized locally available resources to supply iron for the . . . — Map (db m35062) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), West Milford — Hasenclever Iron Trail
Welcome to the Hasenclever Iron Trail. This yellow blazed trail follows, for the most part, a road built over 230 years ago between the ironworks here at Long Pond and those at Ringwood Manor five miles away. Ironmaster Peter Hasenclever was . . . — Map (db m73649) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), West Milford — Long House Ruins
      Possible Bunkhouse for single male workers, circa mid 1800s. — Map (db m65942) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), West Milford — Steam Powered Sawmill Remains
Circa early 1900s — Map (db m65943) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), West Milford — The Company StorePost Office, Hewitt, New Jersey
      The company store was a center of village life for over 160 years, containing not only a wide assortment of merchandise, but also the post office and company bookkeeper’s office.       Purchases at the store were deducted from workers’ . . . — Map (db m65910) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), West Milford — The First Furnace
      The stone foundation before you is all that remains of the original iron furnace at Long Pond Ironworks. Built in 1766 by Peter Hasenclever, it was 25 feet tall and could produce 25 tons of iron a week. During the Revolutionary War, iron . . . — Map (db m65913) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), West Milford — The Long Pond IronworksHistoric Village of Hewitt
Founded in 1766 by Peter Hasenclever, the Long Pond Ironworks was run by a succession of famous ironmasters, including Robert Erskine, Martin J. Ryerson and Abraham S. Hewitt. The Long Pond furnace, forge and supporting village contributed to the . . . — Map (db m23106) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), West Milford — The Ringwood Furnaces at Hewitt
      The outbreak of the Civil War awakened the industrial power of the Northern States. The Cooper & Hewitt Iron Company built the “Gun Metal Furnace” on the Wanaque River in 1862 to supply iron for the manufacture of rifles and . . . — Map (db m65912) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), West Milford — Water Power
      In 1882, these waterwheels, the last of many at Long Pond Ironworks, were constructed to harness the power of the Wanaque River, the only natural drainage from Long Pond (Greenwood Lake). The water was carried from the waterfall upriver to . . . — Map (db m65938) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), West Milford — Water Wheel Pit1873
      Abandoned project to replace two lower water wheels with one water wheel twice their size. — Map (db m65940) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), West Milford — Weighing Scale Remains
      Mainly for weighing incoming iron ore and outgoing iron pigs.       Circa mid 1800s — Map (db m65911) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), West Milford — West Milford Township Veterans Monument
This Memorial is Gratefully Dedicated By The Citizens of West Milford Township In Solemn Tribute to Those Who Gallantly Fought And Served in All Conflicts That Challenged Our Cherished Liberty and Rights as Free People These Veterans Gave . . . — Map (db m97680) WM
New Jersey (Passaic County), West Paterson — Washington’s Lookout
This area used by Washington as a lookout while quartered at the Dey Mansion. October 1780 Major Parr’s Rifle Corps camped in ravine. Claverack Chapter NSDAR Clifton, NJ Sept 28, 2008 — Map (db m21815) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Woodland Park — Martin Luther King, Jr.
On September 11, 1966, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. visited this site, the home of Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Deual Rice, after speaking at the celebration of Dr. Rice's retirement as Pastor of Union Baptist Church in Montclair. — Map (db m78669) HM
New Jersey (Passaic County), Woodland Park — Watchung Ridge
Running from Mahwah to Bound Brook, the Watchung Ridge served as a natural barrier to protect George Washington and his troops. "The Bulwark that Saved a Nation" helped to keep the American supply lines open. — Map (db m77779) HM

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