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Inwood Hill Park

Tulip Tree map_it

  • Description: Tablet on natural boulder
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Dimensions: H: 1'6" W: 2'
  • Dedicated: February 2 1954
  • Donor: Peter Minuit Post #1247, American Legion
  • Inscription: SHORAKKOPOCH / ACCORDING TO LEGEND, ON THIS SITE OF THE / PRINCIPAL MANHATTAN INDIAN VILLAGE, PETER MINUIT / IN 1626, PURCHASED MANHATTAN ISLAND FOR TRINKETS / AND BEADS THEN WORTH ABOUT 60 GUILDERS. / THIS BOULDER ALSO MARKS THE SPOT WHERE / A TULIP TREE (LIRIODENRON TULIPIFERA) GREW TO A HEIGHT / OF 165 FEET AND A GIRTH OF 20 FEET. IT WAS, UNTIL / ITS DEATH IN 1932 AT THE AGE OF 220 YEARS, THE LAST LIVING LINK WITH THE RECKGAWAWANG INDIANS / WHO LIVED HERE / DEDICATED AS PART OF / NEW YORK CITY'S 300TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION / BY THE PETER MINUIT POST 1247 AMERICAN LEGION / JANUARY 1954

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