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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 4
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.35

     challenging words:    natural, mills, power, building, important, first, excited, high, group, cotton, goods, railroad, place, town, water, name
     content words:    New Jersey, Alexander Hamilton, Passaic River, Great Falls, Useful Manufactures, Silk City

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By Kathy Trusty

1     The first industrial city in America was located in New Jersey. The name of the city is Paterson.
2     An industrial city is a town where there are a lot of factories. A factory is a place that manufactures or makes things that people need, like clothes and cloth to make clothes.
3     In 1791, Alexander Hamilton visited Paterson, New Jersey, where he saw a great waterfall. This waterfall was by the Passaic River and was 77 feet high. This great waterfall was named the Great Falls of Paterson.

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