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Title: Historical collections of the state of New Jersey : containing a general collection of the most interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, anecdotes, etc., relating to its history and antiquities, with geographical descriptions of every township in the state. Illustrated by 120 engravings
Year: 1852 (1850s)
Authors: Barber, John Warner, 1798-1885 Howe, Henry, 1816-1893
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Publisher: Newark, N.J. : B. Olds, for J.H. Bradley
Contributing Library: Robarts - University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto


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k, in the township,—one near the vil-lage of Hackensack, and at New Milford, at Old Bridge, and atNew Bridge. These three, with Schraalenberg, Closter, and MountClinton, contain each a few dwellings. English Neighborhood is athickly settled vicinity, in the south part, 5 miles from Hoboken,where there is a Reformed Dutch and a Christ-ian church. Thetownship contains 5 stores, 9 grist m., 6 saw m.; cap. in manufac.$300 ; 6 schools, 281 scholars. Population, 2,631. The Palisade rocks, with their bold and rugged fronts, commencea short distance above the city of New York, and form the westernbank of the Hudson to Tappan, a distance of twenty miles. Re-markable for their picturesque and sublime appearance, they arejustly considered among the most interesting objects of naturalscenery in America. In some places they rise almost perpendicu-larly from the shore, to the height of five or six hundred feet, andform for miles a solid wall of dark frowning rock, impressing the 10 BERGEN COUNTY.

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Palisade Hudson River. stranger, as he sails along their base, with the aspect of nature inher sterner forms. The summit is slightly undulating table-land,averaging in width about two miles, and generally covered withwood. From thence the mountain gently descends to the west, andis cleared and cultivated, with many neat farm-houses at its base.Still further on, is seen the Hackensack quietly coursing through abeautiful fertile valley; and in the perspective, the blue outlines ofdistant hills in the interior of the state. Fort Lee is a small village on the Hudson, 5 miles SE. ofHackensack, and 9 above New York. It consists of about 30dwellings, irregularly grouped in a nook at the foot of the Pali-sades. It derives its name from the fort built in the war of the rev-olution, on the summit of the rocks, about 300 feet above the river,overlooking the village. Traces of the ruins of the fortress stillexist, and until within a short time some of the stone huts used bythe soldiers were stand


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