By Kevin W. Wright and Deborah Powell - Stamped with BCHS seal and signed by Powell.

The layered narrative begins with the geography that greatly shapes the history of the valley and continues with the story of the native communities and colonial settlements that followed. The turmoil of the American Revolution is brought to life at a location you can also visit.

The Bridge That Saved a Nation, Bergen County, New Bridge & Hackensack Valley

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The Bergen County Historical Society is a volunteer, membership, 501(c)(3) non profit organization that was founded in 1902.

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