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Broadway - The Canyon of Heroes

 
 
The Canyon of Heroes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 29, 2017
1. The Canyon of Heroes Marker
Inscription.  
These granite panels commemorate the New York City tradition of ticker-tape parades up Broadway from the Battery to City Hall. This celebrated route is called the Canyon of Heroes.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Heroes. In addition, it is included in the New York, Broadway - The Canyon of Heroes series list.
 
Location. 40° 42.289′ N, 74° 0.848′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Broadway near Battery Place, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Broadway, New York NY 10004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Amsterdam (here, next to this marker); Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House / National Museum of the American Indian (a few steps from this marker); Bowling Green Fence (within shouting distance of this marker); Bowling Green (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Battery Park & Castle Clinton (within shouting distance of this marker); George T. Delacorte
Broadway - Canyon of Heroes streetsign image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, March 9, 2019
2. Broadway - Canyon of Heroes streetsign
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(within shouting distance of this marker); George Gustav Heye (within shouting distance of this marker); Native People Of The Western Hemisphere (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding Broadway - The Canyon of Heroes. This is the explanatory marker for all the similar strips embedded in the sidewalk to commemorate the dates and honorees of a ticker-tape parade.
 
Also see . . .  The History Of New York’s Ticker-Tape Parades. Downtown Alliance website entry:
Links to listing and backgrounds of all 206 parades to date. (Submitted on October 6, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Godspeed image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 20, 2019
3. Godspeed
John Glenn gets a parade, 1998
The great man waves to the crowd; 1998 image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 20, 2019
4. The great man waves to the crowd; 1998
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 6, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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