Hincliffe Stadium in Paterson is one of the many forgotten gems of the Silk City that has been waiting to be rediscovered and repurposed. Today, US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar named Hinchliffe Stadium a National Historic Landmark. Woo hoo!
During World War II, Hincliffe hosted war bond rallies featuring popular celebrities of the time including Bud Abbott and Paterson Native Lou Costello. Imagine the experience, at a time when our nation was in such turmoil to come together with friends, neighbors, and strangers in support of something so worthy in an environment of light heartedness. It must have been magical.
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