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Old Hickory Playground

51 Ave. bet. Jackson Ave., Vernon Blvd. and 11 St.


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

Andrew “Old Hickory” Jackson (1767-1845) was the seventh president of the United States. He earned the nickname, which refers to this strength and stubbornness, from his troops after crushing the British at the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812.

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