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The Palisades

on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 10:53am

The Palisades are a line of steep cliffs that stretch along the Hudson in northeastern New Jersey and into New York. In 1524, Italian explorer Giovanni da Verazzano described these cliffs as "a fence of stakes," or "Palisades" (from the French). Join popular lecturer Kevin Woyce for a colorful tour of one of New Jersey's most impressive landmarks, from its formation and discovery, through the American Revolution and to the creation of Palisades Interstate Park. Explore history along the park's major trails, from abandoned riverfront beaches and ferry landings to a vanished clifftop workd of mansions and grand hotels. We'll also visit Fort Lee (did you know it was the home of the silent movie industry?) and Palisades Amusement Park.

Register for this free program below!

Check out the Library's Pinterest board for pictures, maps and tidbits of history about the Palisades.  


Event Date: 
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 7:00pm

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