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By Patricia Garbe-Morillo

Closter and Alpine are positioned at the slopes of the Palisades cliffs, tucked into the northeastern nook of recent Jersey. emerging a few toes above the Hudson River, the peaks of those cliffs supply the most excellent surroundings within the country. On those slopes the earliest pre-Revolutionary settlements have been validated and 19th- and twentieth-century mansions have been equipped. Closter and Alpine contains the region's earliest background, starting with "Wooly," the ten-thousand-year-old long-haired mastodon chanced on in 1974. The 1776 British invasion led by means of Lord Cornwallis and the harsh homicide of ninety-year-old Douwe Tallman have been early neighborhood occasions of the progressive conflict. throughout the 19th century, the freed slave neighborhood of Skunk hole used to be based, a neighborhood to which current Closter citizens can hint roots. probably the most exact elements of the background of Closter and Alpine are the "Houses like Fords," the "assembly-line" houses outfitted through the Lustron company through the post-World warfare II housing scarcity. Closter and Alpine have the one of those homes ultimate in Bergen County.

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