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Van Cortlandt Park

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J. Otis Swift

  • Location: Tree, s.e. of mansion
  • Description: Plaque on plinth
  • Materials: Bronze, granite
  • Dimensions: see memo
  • Dedicated: 1949, art comm. aprov 4/11/49
  • Foundry: U.S. Bronze Sign Company, NY
  • Donor: The Yosians
  • Inscription: IN MEMORY OF / J. OTIS SWIFT / 1871-1948 / FOUNDER AND LEADER / OF THE / YOSIAN BROTHERHOOD / NEWSPAPERMAN NATURALIST / HUMANITARIAN / "WE SEEK JEHOVAH ON THE MOUNTAIN TOPS AND REST OUR SOULS IN THE SILENCE OF WOODLAND PLACES" / PRESENTED BY THE YOSIAHS / 1947 /

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