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John Hancock Playground

Bedford Ave., Hancock St., Jefferson Ave.


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

John Hancock (1737-1793) is best known as the first man to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776. His signature was so grand and bold that “to give your John Hancock,” has entered the vernacular as a phrase for signing one’s name.

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