Today is National Certified Nurses Day. In 1867, St. Joseph Hospital was founded. Years later in 1871 Paterson General (was named Ladies Hospital Association of Paterson) was founded. The Paterson General School of Nursing Alumnae Association was organized in 1895. The first graduate of the Training School for Nurses was Mrs. Mary E. O’Neil. She was admitted into the school after her late husband’s physician suggested to her she consider nursing after he saw how well she had cared for her husband. We celebrate all nurses for all their hard work and excellent care. #nationalcertifiednursesday
March 15th, 1908, 110 years ago today, George Carrigan, age 12, falls over the falls and survives. He was precariously close to the edge when he slipped on the rocks and fell according to the article in the photo. Robort Thorn, who was working in the pumping stations at the falls, rescued him and called an ambulance. The boy was then taken to Paterson General Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. Today we have observation deck in Mary Ellen Kramer Park where you can view the falls from less then 10 feet away from the 77 feet drop of the falls. #paterson #findyourparkPaterson Great Falls
Pi is a mathematical constant that is represented by 3.14. It is an irrational number, and when calculated can be shown with as many as one million decimal places, which do not repeat and don’t show a pattern. For most uses, 3.14159265359 is accurate enough. March 14 or 3/14 is considered Pi Day. In honor of Pi, VIP Terry created a mathematical equation, a pun of sorts. Pi was intuited by ancient mathematicians. Archimedes, who died in the third century BCE used polygons inscribed in a circle to come close to Pi. Pi is an essential constant, used any time a circle is described or designed. Paterson relied on circles in the form of water wheels, locomotive drive wheels and wheels of all sorts to transmit power, whether it was to a locomotive or to a drive wheel in one of the many mills all over town. Let us acknowledge Pi on her own special day and perhaps enjoy a slice of pie as desert. Happy #pidayPaterson Great Falls
Mary Ellen Kramer was a determined preservation activist. In the 1970’s, she launched a campaign to protect and restore the Great Falls Historic District. Her hard work payed off and President Gerald Ford came to Paterson in 1976. He then gave the official designation of a Historic District as a National Historic Landmark. In August 2015 the park held a dedication ceremony and named a section of the National Park after Mary Ellen Kramer. #nationalwomensmonth
Today is National Girl Scout Day! On March 12th, 1912 Juliette Gordon Low (the founder of Girl Scouts) organized the first troop meeting. Only 18 girls attended the first meeting, and now there are 1.8 million Girls Scouts in America. Thank you to all Girl Scouts who have visited the Great Falls, come to learn about our park's history, and have volunteered with us. Also a big congratulations to all the Girl Scouts who have earned their National Parks badge. Happy 106th birthday to Girl Scouts! #nationalgirlscoutday #womenshistorymonth Want to become a Scout Ranger? https://www.nps.gov/subjects/youthprograms/girlscoutranger.htm https://www.nps.gov/subjects/youthprograms/scout-ranger.htmPaterson, New Jersey
Museum Madness month is upon us once again! Keep an eye out for Paterson Great Falls as we face off against the Northeast museum collections. We will let you know here when our park is called up for voting!
This day in 1913 is considered the beginning of the 1913 Paterson silk strike. The workers on strike held a pageant to raise money for the efforts. Thousands of workers were on strike for nearly a year.
Today is the Daytona 500. Similar to Daytona, for many years car racing events have taken place in Hinchliffe Stadium here in Paterson. The stadium is Part of the National Park Service and is a National Historic Landmark. Although the stadium closed in 1997, each year a group of people get to gather to hold a historic racing expo in the stadium. #sportsinparks #findyourpark #PatersonPaterson Great Falls
Today was the National Audubon Society’s Annual Great Backyard Bird Count. Visitors went out and counted how many birds they saw in the park. The identified birds were recored into the National Audubon Society’s online database to help scientists track bird populations around the world. #FindYourPark #GBBC #Paterson #VisitNJPaterson Great Falls