City of Passaic's 150th Anniversary
150th Anniversary - Passaic Bio
Located in the State of New Jersey, The City of Passaic originated from a Dutch settlement on the Passaic River established in 1678. The settlement was named Acquackanonk and is one of the oldest cities in New Jersey. Originally inhabited by the Lenape Native Americans before European settlement, the City of Passaic was incorporated in 1873 and was named after the Passaic River, which flows through the city.
Passaic's location on the Passaic River made it an important center for trade and commerce. In the 19th century, the city became a major industrial center, with factories producing textiles, iron, and other goods. With the arrival of the railroad that would travel through Passaic, the city's population grew rapidly as immigrants from Europe and other parts of the world arrived to work in the factories.
During World War II, Passaic played an important role in the war effort, with local factories producing goods for the military. After the war, the city experienced a period of prosperity and growth, with new housing developments and modernization of infrastructure.
Today, Passaic is a vibrant and diverse city that is home to a wide variety of people from different backgrounds and cultures. The city is known for its rich history, its beautiful parks, and its diverse business and restaurant district.
Overall, Passaic is a city with a rich history and a bright future. Its residents are proud of their community and are committed to building a better tomorrow for themselves and future generations.
Photo: 1892 Passaic Main Ave. & Jefferson StreetPhoto: Ariel View of Passaic Mills and
Photo: City of Passaic - 663 Building