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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 15.)
 
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 6 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); Washington Tour 1790 (approx. 4 miles away); To commemorate the 1st crossing from east to west and the 1st double crossing of the Atlantic by air (approx. 5 miles away); Camp Albert Mills (approx. 5.2 miles away); Polish Freedom Fighters Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away); The "Comfort Women" (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Freeport.
 
Regarding Trubia Rifle.
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.
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.
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 85 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 7, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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