Chase the River
The Second River was made up from several brooks
that flowed into it from the Eagle Rock Hills and the First
Mountain, the primary stream being Wigwam Brook.
The above map is dated 1872.
Play "Chase the River" by following
the stream that flows openly in Watsessing Park today, and see
how far you can trace it back to its origin in Montclair. Be
prepared for a long hike, and under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should you
go into the river itself, which, besides from being polluted by
waste water discharged from the streets, has other dangers for
which you can end up being arrested by the police. You can play
"Chase the River" from the streets, and even by
traveling the route shown on the map by car or bicycle.
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