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MacArthur Park

E. 48 St. To E. 49 St., FDR

Manhattan

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

In a career that spanned four wars and five decades, General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) established himself as an important, if controversial, figure in American history. MacArthur was born on January 26, 1880, in Little Rock Barracks, Arkansas, to General Arthur MacArthur, Jr. (1845-1912), a Civil War hero, and Mary Hardy MacArthur (1852-1935). In 1903, MacArthur graduated first in his class from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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MacArthur Park Weather

  • Thu
    Showers
    60°F
  • Fri
    Mostly Cloudy
    66°F
  • Sat
    Mostly Sunny
    67°F
  • Sun
    Breezy
    63°F

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