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24. Preserving The Palisades

Lining much of the Hudson's western shore from Haverstraw Bay south to New York City are the magnificent cliffs of the Palisades. In the late 1800s, quarries threatened to ruin the scenic grandeur of the Palisades. Residents of the river's eastern shore and Women's Clubs in New Jersey led a successful campaign to protect the cliffs by persuading New York and New Jersey to purchase the land and manage the area as the Palisades Interstate Park.

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The Palisades cliffs
The Palisades cliffs overlooking the Hudson River