Officials are hoping a renovated visitors' center at Great Falls National Historical Park will turn the northern New Jersey attraction into a thriving tourist destination.
More than 150 people were on hand in Paterson for Tuesday's grand opening of the recently renovated welcome center.
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The Record newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/1HU6iYH ) Mayor Jose Torres called the falls sacred ground and the "crown jewel of Paterson and the state."
The ceremony featured the unveiling of a recently restored photograph of the Great Falls taken in 1866. The photo is the only remaining item from the previous visitor center.
Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com