Freeport in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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 15.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation marker series.
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); Village Hall - 1928 (approx. ¼ mile away); The Merricks Veterans Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Rockville Centre World War I Memorial 30 Pounder Parrott Gun (approx. 3.3 miles away); South Side (approx. 3.3 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.
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 51 times this year. 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.