FAIR LAWN, N.J. — The lack of rain this summer has exposed a piece of history of the Passaic River as it flows through Fair Lawn.
The low water level made visible a dam 100 yards wide that crosses the river near the Fair Lawn Avenue bridge, a structure thought to be a fishing weir built by native people before the arrival of European colonists.
The V-shaped structure was used to channel fish through a narrow opening, making them easier to catch.
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