National Geographic : 1916 Apr
Photograph by J.B. Allison TIIE PALISADES OF TIIE IUDSON, NEAR ALPINE, NEW JERSEY One cannot too heartily commend the spirit that citizen and State alike displayed in the preservation of the Palisades along the New York New Jersey shore of the Hudson River. It seemed that the trap-rock quarryman was going to forever ruin their beauty, and that the continued acquisition of lands along the Hudson for private purposes was destined to deny to the public at large free access tothe shores of the American Rhine. But in 900oNew Jersey and New York took joint action for the acquisition and dedication tothe public of 1o,ooo acres along the banks of the river and the creation there of an interstate park. Ten years later Mrs. Edward H. Harriman and many other public-spirited people joined hands with the two States and acquired Io,ooo acres more.