Closter and Alpine (Images of America) by Patricia Garbe-Morillo

By Patricia Garbe-Morillo

Closter and Alpine are positioned at the slopes of the Palisades cliffs, tucked into the northeastern nook of recent Jersey. emerging a few ft above the Hudson River, the peaks of those cliffs supply essentially the most marvelous surroundings within the nation. On those slopes the earliest pre-Revolutionary settlements have been confirmed and 19th- and twentieth-century mansions have been outfitted. Closter and Alpine contains the region's earliest historical past, starting with "Wooly," the ten-thousand-year-old long-haired mastodon found in 1974. The 1776 British invasion led by way of Lord Cornwallis and the tough homicide of ninety-year-old Douwe Tallman have been early neighborhood occasions of the innovative struggle. in the course of the 19th century, the freed slave neighborhood of Skunk hole was once based, a neighborhood to which current Closter citizens can hint roots. probably the most targeted components of the heritage of Closter and Alpine are the "Houses like Fords," the "assembly-line" houses outfitted by means of the Lustron company throughout the post-World struggle II housing scarcity. Closter and Alpine have the one of those homes last in Bergen County.

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