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Purchase of Governors Island Monument

16 June 1637

 
 
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By R. C., July 18, 2009
1. Purchase of Governors Island Monument
Inscription. To commorate the purchase three hundred years ago of Governors Island by Wouter van Twiller, Director General of New Netherlands, from Cakapeteyno and Pehiwas of the Manahatas Tribe.

Birthplace of American Military Tactics which won for England a great dominion. Sole safeguard of Washington's retirement from Long Island in 1776, early guardian of New York City. Mobilization point in the Mexican, Civil and Spanish-American Wars. Supply base during the World War.

Honorably Acquired - Honorably Held
16 June 1937

Presented to the United States Government by the Military Intelligence Reserve Society, Second Corps Area.
 
Erected 1937 by Military Intelligence Reserve Society, Second Corps Area.
 
Location. 40° 41.4′ N, 74° 1.08′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Earlybird Road and Hay Road on Earlybird Road. Touch for map. Monument is located on Governors Island. It is situated at the head of Earlybird Road where it ends at the field in front of Officers' Row. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Slate Roofs on Colonels Row (a
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By R. C.
2. Purchase of Governors Island Monument
few steps from this marker); Liggett Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Clayton Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Reagan-Gorbachev Meeting 1988 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Early Birds (about 500 feet away); Flight on Governors Island (about 500 feet away); Wheeler Avenue (about 500 feet away); Colonelsí Row (about 500 feet away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,032 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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