Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Harrison

HARRISON, a city in Hudson co., N. J., on the Passaic river, opposite Newark, with which it is connected by several bridges; and on the Pennsylvania, the Lackawanna, and the Erie railroads. It has extensive manufactures of cotton, thread, electric supplies, wire cloth, harness, trunks, leather goods, steam launches, iron and steel ordnance, and furniture, foundries, breweries, slaughter houses, etc. There are electric lights, and street railways, daily and weekly newspapers, public library, high school, and an assessed property valuation of $4,000,000. Harrison was settled in 1668, and incorporated in 1873. Pop. (1910) 14,498; (1920) 15,721.