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Wingate Park

Winthrop St., Brooklyn Ave., Rutland Rd.

Brooklyn

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

This park honors George Wood Wingate (1840-1928), best known for co-founding the National Rifle Association (NRA). A Union general in the Civil War, Wingate was disturbed by the inadequate skills of the Northern soldiers, feeling they lacked discipline and were poor marksmen. After the War, in an effort to address these problems and to “promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis,” he created the NRA with Colonel William Church in 1871. Wingate was also a lawyer and writer and used the latter skill to promote his platform and the necessity of the NRA.

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Friends of Wingate Park's Fifth Annual Halloween Family Fun Day and Movie Night

Please join the Friends of Wingate Park for the Fifth Annual Halloween Family Fun Day and Movie Night. There will...

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