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Monroe in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Crane Park

 
 
Crane Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathryn Squitieri, September 7, 2009
1. Crane Park Marker
Inscription. In honor of A. J. Crane, first president Monroe Improvement Association, estab. 1921 to purchase and improve land around the Mill Pond as a public park.
 
Erected 2007 by Monroe Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 19.928′ N, 74° 11.42′ W. Marker is in Monroe, New York, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Millpond Parkway and New York State Route 17M on Millpond Parkway. Click for map. The sign is between the commuter parking lot and Airplane Park on the left side. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe NY 10950, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Monroe, New York (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monroe School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Town of Monroe (approx. 0.2 miles away); Landmark of Monroe (approx. 0.3 miles away); Village of Monroe (approx. 0.3 miles away); Monroe Cheese Co. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Methodist Church (approx. half a mile away); Monroe Race Track (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Monroe.
 
More about this marker. The historical marker was officially dedicated on October 15th 2008.
 
Also see . . .
1. Crane Park history is recognized
Crane Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathryn Squitieri, September 7, 2009
2. Crane Park Marker
. (Submitted on September 8, 2009.)
2. Crane Park reflects Monroe’s history, industry and people. An article by James A. Nelson, Monroe Town Historian, published October 16, 2008. (Submitted on September 8, 2009.) 

3. Renovations at Monroe’s Airplane Park taking off. (Submitted on October 26, 2009, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States.)
4. Aircraft As Cultural Icon?. (Submitted on October 26, 2009, by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyCharity & Public WorkEnvironmentMan-Made Features
 
Official Ford R. Dally Park tablet image. Click for full size.
By Leslie Smith, October 16, 2009
3. Official Ford R. Dally Park tablet
The park was originally named after the park's superintendant who spearheaded the project in 1963. Locals still call this patch of greenspace Airplane Park, because a former National Guard F-86 has been a fixture here for over 40 years.
Aerial view of the park image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Orange County GIS Deptartment, 2007
4. Aerial view of the park
A decommissioned National Guard F-86 fighter jet has been a fixture in the Village of Monroe, N.Y., since the early 1960s, when three local men hauled it 200 miles from Rome, N.Y. Children were once allowed to play in the fuselage, which was completely open with wires and control cables exposed. Access to the interior was later sealed off with concrete.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathryn Squitieri of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 1,447 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on , by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kathryn Squitieri of Brooklyn, New York.   3, 4. submitted on , by Clifton Patrick of Chester, NY, United States. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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