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Woodland Park in Passaic County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Watchung Ridge

 
 
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By Michael La Place
1. Watchung Ridge Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 2013 by Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
 
Location. 40° 54.009′ N, 74° 10.476′ W. Marker is in Woodland Park, New Jersey, in Passaic County. Marker is on Benson Drive, Garret Mountain Reservation. Touch for map. Marker is one of two(2)identical markers. This one is on Benson Drive in Garret Mountain Reservation, near the Observatory Tower, a.k.a Lambert Tower. The second one is in nearby Rifle Camp Park (Passaic County) at the circle terminus of the park road near the nature center. Marker is in this post office area: Little Falls NJ 07424, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rogers Millwright Shop (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of the Passaic Paper Mill Flume (approx. 0.9 miles away); “The Dublin Spring Water Boy” (approx. 0.9 miles away); Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Transportation Opportunity Center (approx.
Watchung Ridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael La Place
2. Watchung Ridge Marker
0.9 miles away); Rogers Works (approx. one mile away); Great Falls Raceway and Power System (approx. one mile away); Ivanhoe Wheelhouse (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Ivanhoe Wheelhouse (approx. one mile away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraEnvironmentWar, US Revolutionary
 
Watchung Ridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael La Place
3. Watchung Ridge Marker
Marker in Rifle Camp Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2014, by Michael La Place of Passaic County, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 7, 2014, by Michael La Place of Passaic County, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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