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Fort Tryon Park

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Fort Tryon Park Tablet

  • Location: In retaining wall at stairs leading up to Linden Terrace
  • Sculptor: T.F. Mc Gann
  • Description: Tablet
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Dimensions: H: 2'1 ½" W: 1'11"
  • Dedicated: 1935
  • Donor: John D. Rockefeller Jr.
  • Inscription: FORT TRYON PARK / THIS HISTORIC AREA / AND ITS SURROUNDINGS / WERE DEVELOPED AND / PRESENTED TO THE / PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF / NEW YORK IN 1935 BY / JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER, JR. / THE ADJACENT HILLTOP / AN OUTPOST OF FORT / WASHINGTON WAS GAL / LANTLY DEFENDED IN / NOVEMBER 1776 BY THE / MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA / REGIMENT. AFTER ITS / CAPTURE IT WAS NAMED / FORT TRYON IN HONOR / OF THE LAST ENGLISH CIVIL / GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK /

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