President Obama sign it, Great Falls is now a National park

The 77-foot waterfall is the second largest on the East Coast.

President Barack Obama signed the legislation Monday regarding Paterson’s Great Falls in northeastern New Jersey. The state has long sought national park status for the Great Falls in hopes that it would help attract tourists and boost the economy of Paterson, a one-time industrial powerhouse.It once provided power to run factories that produced silk, locomotives and firearms. The national park designation makes the 35-acre site eligible for federal funds. Exactly how much the state will get has yet to be determined.

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