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Passaic

(pəsā`ĭk), city (1990 pop. 58,041), Passaic co., NE N.J., a port on the Passaic River; settled 1678 by Dutch traders as Acquackanonk, named Passaic 1854, inc. as a city 1873. Formerly a great textile center, it now produces rubber goods, factory equipment, chemicals, plastics, aluminum foil, and other goods. The city has been the scene of considerable labor unrest; an Industrial Workers of the World strike occurred in 1912, and an important strike in protest against a wage cut and involving the right of assembly occurred in 1926.

Passaic,

river, c.80 mi (130 km) long, rising near Morristown, NE N.J., and flowing with a winding course NE then S past several industrial towns to Newark Bay. It is navigable by large vessels to the rapids above Passaic. At Paterson is the Great Falls of the Passaic (70 ft/21.3 m high), a national natural landmark. The river's power aided the growth of industry in NE New Jersey that began in the late 18th cent.

Passaic

 

a city in the northeastern USA, in New Jersey, on the Passaic River; a western suburb of New York. Population, 55,000 (1970); with the cities of Clifton and Paterson and their suburban areas, 1,400,000. Passaic’s industries produce radio and telegraph equipment, dyes, rubber goods, chemicals, and fabrics and knitwear made from chemical fibers. The city was founded by the Dutch in 1678.

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HAVING SPENT HALF of our waking hours between November and January researching the special features in our end-of-the-century retrospectives, we felt it was only fitting to research the one high-school record that has never ceased to amaze us--the all-time winning basketball streak of 159 games compiled by Passaic (NJ) High School from 1919 to 1925.
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