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Freeport in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Trubia Rifle

 
 
Trubia Rifle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 24, 2017
1. Trubia Rifle Marker
Inscription.  
Trophy gun obtained from
the US Navy. Department was
unveiled on July 4, 1902 by
the DBP Mott Post of the
Grand Army of the Republic.

 
Erected 2015 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 215.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. In addition, it is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation series list.
 
Location. 40° 39.411′ N, 73° 34.977′ W. Marker is in Freeport, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and Church Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Freeport NY 11520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Public School in Freeport (here, next to this marker); Freeport Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Freeport Methodist Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); B'nai Israel Synagogue (approx. ¼ mile away); Village Hall - 1928
Trubia Rifle Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, July 24, 2017
2. Trubia Rifle Marker - Wide View
Looking down on the marker site from the Freeport LIRR station, with the Trubia Rifle and marker visible near the base of the flagpole, as is also the First Public School in Freeport marker.
(approx. ¼ mile away); Freeport Post Office (approx. 0.3 miles away); Freeport Memorial Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); Freeport Memorial Library War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Freeport.
 
Regarding Trubia Rifle. Based on the name, "Trubia", one might reasonably assume that the gun was manufactured at the Trubia Arms Factory in Asturias, Spain. In addition, the installation date of 1902 would suggest that the rifle was a trophy gun seized in the Spanish American War. On the other hand, it is unclear what "Department" was unveiled in 1902.
 
Main & Church Streets, Freeport, L.I. image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by the Freeport (illegible) Post Card Co., circa 1910
3. Main & Church Streets, Freeport, L.I.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on April 29, 2019, by Deryn Pomeroy of Syracuse, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 7, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   3. submitted on March 9, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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