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Liberty Island - New York, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 40° 41.378 W 074° 02.614
18T E 580814 N 4504744
Quick Description: Liberty Island was used as a French Naval Hospital during the French and Indian War. Today, it is one of the most visited, if not the most, islands in the United States. The above coordinates are for the plaque that verifies this waymark.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 8/16/2016 1:09:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMRX7B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 12

Long Description:
The plaque says, "This twelve acre speck of land has had many names. In the pre-Columbian era it was known as Minnissais, or Lesser Island, by the native Canarise Indian tribe. To the later European colonists, it was known as Love, Kennedy, Great Oyster, Corporation, and Bedloe's Island.

The island has also had many varied uses over the years: prehistoric indian site, farm, summer house, quarantine station, Tory refuge, French Naval hospital, dump, gallows, military prison and eventually, a military fortification named Fort Wood.

In 1924, Fort Wood and the Statue of Liberty were proclaimed a national monument by President Calvin Coolidge. Since 1937, the entire island has been part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument. In 1956, the island's name was changed one more time from Bedloe's Island to Liberty Island."
Liberty Island, NY, NY

Name of War: French and Indian War

Type of Documentation: Historic Marker/Interpretive

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