I would like to thank my parents, Harold and Kathy Polton, who were born and raised in a city that Wentworth designed. They gave me an appreciation for the place and time and I thank them. I dedicate this project to them.
As always, Bobbie and my daughters Maya, Madeline and Rachael, as well as Eric, Paul and Jake have been very supportive of my efforts.
I have been given significant help and encouragement from the following:
- Reiner Library, Dartmouth College
- Richard Walter, PatersonHistory.com
- Edward Smyk, Passaic County Historian
- Jack DeStefano, and staff of the Paterson Museum
- Philip Read, our Macclesfield connection
- Ed Wentworth, Dover, New Hampshire
- PW5 Judith McCabe, US Army and Historian of Sea Girt Army Base
- Eileen Hayden, Dutchess County Historic Society
- Mark Auerbach, City Historian, Passaic, NJ
- Mireille Lipsitz Schuck
- Leonard Zax, Paterson’s greatest fan
- Paterson Public Library
- The good people at William Paterson University, where Paterson is their middle name
- Paterson Museum
- Passaic County Library and Historian
- History of Paterson and Its Environs (The Silk City) by Nelson and Shriner 1920
- Lakesside Inn, Judy Pendleton, 1998.
- The Newark Public Library photo file.
- Jerry Nathans, North Jersey Jewish Historical Society
- Peter Lukic, designer extraordinaire who did the design work for the book and helped lay out this website