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Van Cortlandt Park

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Adoption of the Constitution

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  • Location: West side of spice garden, Van Cortlandt Mansion, Broadway and 259th Street
  • Description: Plaque on boulder
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Dimensions: H: 8ΒΌ" W: 1'
  • Cast: ca. 1937
  • Dedicated: 1937
  • Donor: National Society of Colonial Dames
  • Inscription: TO COMMEMORATE / THE ADOPTION OF THE CONSTITUTION / OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA / SEPT. 17, 1787 / THIS TREE WAS PLANTED ON THE / 150TH ANNIVERSARY / BY THE NATIONAL SOCIETY OF / COLONIAL DAMES / IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK / VAN CORTLANDT PARK - 1937

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