Tompkinsville Park

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The Watering Place

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  • Tablet on natural boulder
  • Tablet on natural boulder
  • Location: Victory Blvd. and Bay St.
  • Description: Tablet on natural boulder
  • Materials: Bronze, natural boulder
  • Dimensions: Tablet H: 2' W: 1'2"; Boulder H: 5'8" W: 4'6"
  • Dedicated: 1925
  • Donor: Richmond County Chapter, D.A.R.
  • Inscription: THE WATERING PLACE / NEAR THIS SPOT EARLY / COLONIAL NAVIGATORS / REPLENISHED THEIR SHIPS' / SUPPLY OF WATER FROM / A SPRING WELL KNOWN / TO THOSE ANCHORING / INSIDE THE NARROWS / BEFORE THE YEAR 1623. / THE RICHMOND COUNTY CHAPTER, / DAUGHTERS OF / THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, / PLACE THIS TABLET TO MARK / THE EARLIEST HISTORICAL SPOT / ON STATEN ISLAND. / 1925 /

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