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Eastern Parkway

Eastern Pkwy. bet. Grand Army Plaza and Ralph Ave.

Brooklyn

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

Eastern Parkway follows the course of Jamaica Pass, a low area or valley resting between terminal moraines left here by the Wisconsin Glacier over two million years ago. During the Revolutionary War, Jamaica Pass provided British troops with access to American forces in what is now Prospect Park. This unfortunately contributed to the defeat of the Continental Army during the Battle of Long Island on August 27, 1776.

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