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Palestine Park

A Continuing Tradition

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 18, 2018
1. Palestine Park Marker
Inscription. At the founding of Chautauqua in 1874, John Heyl Vincent assigned to Dr. W.W. Wythe the task of creating Palestine Park, starting with a makeshift temporary wooden model. The park has evolved to its present permanent location and depicts the geography of the region from Dan in the north to Beer-Sheba in the south. A guide book to the park may be obtained at the Chautauqua bookstore.

This map of palestine park has been made possible by the Mrs. Robert D. Campbell audio-visual fund of the Chautauqua Institution, Inc. The Chautauqua Institution honors the memory of Mrs. Campbell whose selfless generosity for Chautauqua continues for the benefit of all.

Palestine in Biblical times.

Geography of the Park.
From this spot, you are looking from the south to the north, with Chautauqua Lake representing the Mediterranean Sea. The large mound of stones represents Mount Hermon from which flows the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea. Small markers indicate towns and villages. The park is at a scale of 1.75 feet to the mile.

The interpretive program at Palestine Park is made possible in part by the reverend Noel A. Calhoun Jr. fund of the Chautauqua Institution, Inc. which honors the memory of Dr. Calhoun, dedicated park tour guide from 1987 to 1994.
 
Erected by Chautauqua Institution
Palestine Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 18, 2018
2. Palestine Park Marker
View towards the peninsula. Pier Building in background.
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Location. 42° 12.64′ N, 79° 27.799′ W. Marker is in Chautauqua, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker is at the intersection of South Lake Road and North Lake Road, on the right when traveling north on South Lake Road. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Chautauqua Institute at the base of the peninsula. Marker is in this post office area: Chautauqua NY 14722, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Miller Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); This Tower (about 400 feet away); Lewis Miller Cottage (about 400 feet away); Pier Building (about 400 feet away); Pioneer Home (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mayville Station (approx. 2.9 miles away); First Settler (approx. 3 miles away); Tourgee Home (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chautauqua.
 
Also see . . .  Chautauqua Institution - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 19, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
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Palestine Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 18, 2018
3. Palestine Park Marker
South Lake Drive.
Palestine Park & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 18, 2018
4. Palestine Park & Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 19, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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