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Fort Tryon Park

Fort Tryon Memorial

  • Description: Stele with sculptured decorations
  • Materials: Bronze, granite (polished)
  • Dimensions: H: 12' W: 6'6" D: 2'
  • Dedicated: September 29, 1904
  • Foundry: J & R Lamb Co.
  • Donor: C.K. G. Billings and the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society
  • Inscription: 1776 --- HUDSON FULTON CELBRATION COMMISSION --- 1909 / ON THIS HILL-TOP STOOD FORT TRYON / THE NORTHERN OUT-WORK OF / FORT WASHINGTON. / ITS GALLLANT DEFENSE AGAINST / THE HESSIAN TROOPS / BY / THE MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA REGIMENT/ 16 NOVEMBER 1776 / WAS SHARED BY / MARGARET CORBIN / THE FIRST AMERICAN WOMAN / TO TAKE A SOLDIER'S PART / IN THE WAR FOR LIBERTY / --- / ERECTED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF / THE AMERICAN SCENIC AND HISTORIC / PRESERVATION SOCIETY / THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF / C.K.G. BILLINGS /

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