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Columbus

 
 
Christopher Columbus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 1, 2015
1. Christopher Columbus Marker
Inscription.  
Presented by citizens of New York
In commemoration of the
four hundredth anniversary
of the
discovery of the New World
October 1492

 
Erected 1892 by Citizens of New York.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1492.
 
Location. 40° 46.192′ N, 73° 58.363′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from The Mall. The marker is on The Mall in Central Park at the top of Literary Walk. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Shakespeare (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Walter Scott (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Burns Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); Transverse Road #1 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); William John Liebig (about 400 feet away); The Children’s District (about 400 feet away); Balto (about 500 feet away); Lehman Gates (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
The Columbus Statue image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 1, 2015
2. The Columbus Statue
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 Christopher Columbus. Official NYC Parks description (Submitted on April 7, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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