“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Nassau County, New York

Clickable Map of Nassau County, New York and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Nassau County, NY (264) Bronx County, NY (102) Queens County, NY (154) Suffolk County, NY (474) Westchester County, NY (289) Fairfield County, CT (395)  NassauCounty(264) Nassau County (264)  BronxCounty(102) Bronx County (102)  QueensCounty(154) Queens County (154)  SuffolkCounty(474) Suffolk County (474)  WestchesterCounty(289) Westchester County (289)  FairfieldCountyConnecticut(395) Fairfield County (395)
Mineola is the county seat for Nassau County
Adjacent to Nassau County, New York
      Bronx County (102)  
      Queens County (154)  
      Suffolk County (474)  
      Westchester County (289)  
      Fairfield County, Connecticut (395)  
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1New York (Nassau County), Baldwin — Aviation First
Aviation First The first all-American monoplane was built and flown on this site by Albert and Arthur Heinrich aged 21 and 23 in 1910. Baldwin Civic Assn. 1976Map (db m140799) HM
2New York (Nassau County), Baldwin — First Church Baldwin United Methodist
Est. 1810 as Bethel Chapel, the present sanctuary was built in 1871 by Lorenzo D. Smith, dedicated in 1872 by Bishop Harris and Pastor Nathan Hubbel.Map (db m133143) HM
3New York (Nassau County), Bethpage — Arthur F. White
Funeral home - Bethpage- 1946 5 generations funeral dirs. Previous home - circa - 1910 Albert and Katherine Guerin prominent community family Map (db m133528) HM
4New York (Nassau County), Bethpage — Bethpage - JFK
1963 - First School in USA named for assassinated Pesident John F. Kennedy in tribute by Bethpage Board of EducationMap (db m200011) HM
5New York (Nassau County), Bethpage — Bethpage Hamlet
1687 T. Powell obtains land 1695 Deed Bethpage Purchase 1857 Name Jerusalem Station 1867 Renamed Central Park 1936 Changed To Bethpage Map (db m133542) HM
6New York (Nassau County), Bethpage — Broad Spring
This spring marks point laid out in first highway survey of Bethpage made 1732 by Samuel WillisMap (db m133476) HM
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7New York (Nassau County), Bethpage — Captain Brian C. Hickey Memorial
This monument is dedicated in loving memory of Captain Brian C. Hickey Rescue Company 4 Fire Department, City of New York Captain Hickey along with 342 other firefighters made the supreme sacrifice defending the City of New York on . . . Map (db m133895) HM WM
8New York (Nassau County), Bethpage — Central Park Cider Mill
Site of Central Park Cider Mill George Benkert, proprietor ca. 1888 Processed apples for local farmers Central Park Historical Soc.Map (db m119129) HM
9New York (Nassau County), Bethpage — Central Park New School
Site of Central Park New School K - 8 (Powell Avenue School) 8 Classrooms brick building Dedicated 1911 - Razed 1962 Motto "Aim High Succeed"Map (db m199967) HM
10New York (Nassau County), Bethpage — First Post Office
January 29, 1857 1st post office in village Jeremiah Weaver Postmaster Ahern Home - W. Ahern involved in 1936 - name change from Central Park to Bethpage Map (db m133480) HM
11New York (Nassau County), Bethpage — Grumman 1930-94
On Dec. 7, 1941 while Pearl Harbor was under attack, this Assembly Building #2 was dedicated to build the TBF Avengers and F6F Hellcats.Map (db m147617) HM
12New York (Nassau County), Bethpage — Grumman 1930-94
Site of their first airfield & plant #1 Est. Oct 1936 in Bethpage, NY Birthplace of the famous F4F-3 Wildcat Navy FighterMap (db m200012) HM
13New York (Nassau County), Bethpage — Grumman Corp — 1936   1994
Birthplace of the Apollo Lunar Modules that landed men on the moon from July 20 1969 to Dec 11 1972Map (db m199961) HM
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14New York (Nassau County), Bethpage — Kessler Glass
Site of Warren Kessler Inc. Manufacturer of of hand-blown lamps & vases 1938-78 that have graced the White House and U.S. Embassies worldwideMap (db m199963) HM
15New York (Nassau County), Bethpage — L.I. Motor Pkwy
First parkway in America built for the automobile & famed Vanderbilt Cup Races Ground breaking in Central Park (Bethpage) June 6 1908 Map (db m133529) HM
16New York (Nassau County), Bethpage — L.I. Motor Pkwy
10/10 1908  - 4/17 1938 Private toll road from Queens to Ronkonkoma AKA Vanderbilt Parkway. Also hosted auto racing Map (db m159779) HM
17New York (Nassau County), Bethpage — Powell Home
Built by Thomas Powell in 1700 after purchase of Bethpage from Massapequa Indian Tribe October 18, 1695 Map (db m133477) HM
18New York (Nassau County), Bethpage — Site of The Beau Sejour
World Famous Restaurant Host to the Rich & Famous Owned & Operated By The Wilson Family 1907-1975.Map (db m148159) HM
19New York (Nassau County), Bethpage — Zorn's est 1930
Site of Zorn's Poultry Farm Founded by the Zorn Family The retail store opened in 1940 serving Bethpage and surrounding communitiesMap (db m174144) HM
20New York (Nassau County), East Farmingdale — 381 — Abigail E. Leonard
Former home of women's club founder, teacher, and community advocate. In 1917 organized local committee for women's suffrage Map (db m132692) HM
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21New York (Nassau County), East Farmingdale — Suffolk County
Organized Nov. 1, 1683 One of the original counties of the Province of New York   Originally East Riding Of Yorkshire Map (db m133526) HM
22New York (Nassau County), East Meadow — 77th Infantry Division Reserve Veterans Memorial
In honor of the men and women of the 77th Infantry Division Reserve who served their country in war and peaceMap (db m106492) WM
23New York (Nassau County), East Meadow — 82nd Airborne Division — America's Guard of Honor
American paratroopers - Devils in Baggy Pants - pop up from nowhere and we never know how they strike next. Seems like they're everywhere. Extract from Dead Enemy Officer's Diary Dedicated to the memory of all paratroopers and . . . Map (db m106483) WM
24New York (Nassau County), East Meadow — African-American Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of The Tuskegee Airmen 761st Tank Battalion The Buffalo Soldiers In grateful tribute to all those Black servicemen and women who served so honorably and valiantly in all of America's wars from the . . . Map (db m106465) WM
25New York (Nassau County), East Meadow — American Legion Auxiliary
To honor our sisters in the American Legion Auxiliary Proudly serving to improve the lives of our U.S. veterans, active military and their brave families, both at home and abroad American Legion Auxiliary Department of . . . Map (db m106724) WM
26New York (Nassau County), East Meadow — Battle of the Bulge Veterans Memorial
. . . Map (db m106456) WM
27New York (Nassau County), East Meadow — Catholic War Veterans Memorial
In Memory of All Catholic War VeteransMap (db m106314) WM
28New York (Nassau County), East Meadow — Chosin Reservoir Veterans Memorial
In memory of those who served at "The Chosin Reservoir" North Korea November - 1950 - December Map (db m106244) WM
29New York (Nassau County), East Meadow — Francis Cardinal Spellman
Dedicated to Francis Cardinal Spellman for his life of service to God and country and to men of every race, creed, and color in times of peace and war, and especially for his personal visitations to America's fighting men . . . Map (db m106668) WM
30New York (Nassau County), East Meadow — Jewish War Veterans Memorial
[Top (Torah)panel:] Dedicated to our comrades of the Jewish faith who have patriotically fought in all our country's battles with honor and valor for our greatest gift Liberty and Shalom [Front panel:] Jewish . . . Map (db m106319) WM
31New York (Nassau County), East Meadow — Marine Corps Memorial
In honored memory of all who served in the United States Marine Corps since November 10, 1775 We are proud to claim the title of United States MarineMap (db m106260) WM
32New York (Nassau County), East Meadow — Medals of Honor Recipients Memorial
Medals of Honor Dedicated to those who gave above and beyond the call of duty for their country U.S.A. Lang, George C. • Roosevelt, Theodore • Roosevelt, Theodore Jr. • Shea, Charles W. • Valente, Michael • Karopczyc, Stephen Jr. . . . Map (db m106304) WM
33New York (Nassau County), East Meadow — Military Medical Personnel Memorial
. . . Map (db m106299) WM
34New York (Nassau County), East Meadow — Polish Freedom Fighters Memorial
. . . Map (db m106305) WM
35New York (Nassau County), East Meadow — Still on Patrol
U.S. Navy submarines paid heavily for their success in World War II. A total of 374 officers and 3131 men are on board these 52 U.S. submarines still on "patrol." Albacore • Amberjack • Argonaut • Barbel • Bonefish • Bullhead • Capelin • Cisco . . . Map (db m106493) HM WM
36New York (Nassau County), East Meadow — The "Comfort Women"
In remembrance of the more than 200,000 women and girls who were abducted for the use of sexual slavery by the armed forces of the Government of Imperial Japan, 1930's-1945. Known to the world as "comfort women", they suffered heinous crimes . . . Map (db m106727) HM WM
37New York (Nassau County), East Meadow — The Four Immortal Chaplains
George L. Fox, Methodist Minister • Alexander D. Goode, Jewish Rabbi • Clark V. Poling, Dutch Reformed Minister • John P. Washington, Catholic Priest During the early morning hours of February 3, 1943 the USAT Dorchester was part of a . . . Map (db m106722) HM WM
38New York (Nassau County), East Meadow — The Silent Service
This monument is dedicated to the memory of all those who served their country in the United States Submarine Service and to those who made the supreme sacrifice to preserve American Freedom. Their legacy will live on in future . . . Map (db m106509) WM
39New York (Nassau County), East Meadow — War Dogs Memorial
War Dogs Dedicated to all Military K-9's Past - Present - Future Always Loyal Always Faithful Forever Remembered Map (db m106242) WM
40New York (Nassau County), East Rockaway — Site Of
First Grist and Saw Mill Built By Joseph Haviland In 1688. Last Operators Charles Davison And Sons, Robert, Herbert, and John.Map (db m164239) HM
41New York (Nassau County), East Rockaway — Site Of
Alexander Davison Home Son of Robt. Davison Revolutionary Soldier Whose Descendants Resided Here Until The Year 1921.Map (db m164242) HM
42New York (Nassau County), East Rockaway — Site of Oven
First Oven for Public Use Sold By Aaron Alburtis To Issac Bloom in 1760. Bread Was Baked Here For Three Cents Twice A Week For NeighborsMap (db m169720) HM
43New York (Nassau County), Farmingdale — Farmingdale Civil War Memorial
In honored memory of the Farmingdale area residents who served during the American Civil War 1861-1865 John Allen · Thomas Brawley · Andrew Conklin · Josiah Howell Culver, M.D. · Philip Darby · William Fleet · John Gannon · Platt . . . Map (db m126858) WM
44New York (Nassau County), Farmingdale — Farmingdale Honor Roll World War 1917-1918
Allen, J.D. · Altese, J. · Bacarella, T. · Beierling, G. · Brand, S. · Brescia, W. · Barry, F. · Bausch, R. · Bausch, C. · Button, B. · Bolton, T. · Baldwin, F. · Bruckner, J. · Cassano, F. · Corali, J. · Costalla, C. · Christ, E. · Hafner, R.R. · . . . Map (db m127879) WM
45New York (Nassau County), Farmingdale — Farmingdale Korea and Vietnam War Memorial
They gave their today for our tomorrow Korea Victor M. Pirowski Warren J. Schaefer Vietnam Christopher J. Barber Robert D. Cicio Raymond J. Enners Patrick J. Foran Don R. Huey James McCaffery John McCaffery Donald . . . Map (db m127238) WM
46New York (Nassau County), Farmingdale — Farmingdale War Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to honor those from the Farmingdale area who gave their lives in defense of our country LCPL James D. Argentine USMC August 6, 2009 Afghanistan/OEFMap (db m126915) WM
47New York (Nassau County), Farmingdale — Farmingdale World War II Memorial
An everlasting tribute to the men and women of Farmingdale who so unselfishly served their country and humanity in World War II 1941-1945 and in cherished memory of those who gave their lives ★ Antoniazzi, Henry · ★ Apold, Arnold · . . . Map (db m127926) WM
48New York (Nassau County), Farmingdale — Quaker Meeting House
Built and first meetings held 1698Map (db m133544) HM
49New York (Nassau County), Floral Park — 1779 House
Floral Park's oldest house Built by the Baily/Baylis family. Their homestead included family homes, farm buildings and acres of farmland.Map (db m139276) HM
50New York (Nassau County), Floral Park — American Legion
Organized in 1919, Floral Park Post 334 built this hall in 1924. It was constructed by and for military veterans.Map (db m139426) HM
51New York (Nassau County), Floral Park — Brigadier General Count Casimir Pulaski
. . . Map (db m127229) HM WM
52New York (Nassau County), Floral Park — Floral Park School
Founded in 1884, classes began in Sept. 1885. Later renamed John Lewis Childs School for Floral Park's founder and 1st president.Map (db m139377) HM
53New York (Nassau County), Floral Park — Floral Park World War II Memorial
Dedicated to those who made the supreme sacrifice in World War II Leon S. Burkowski • Billy Juchnowski Edward A. Collins • Walter J. Korrow James J. Doran, Jr. • Gerard G. Krug Stephen J. Merz • Joseph Radziski, Jr. Placed by . . . Map (db m106240) WM
54New York (Nassau County), Floral Park — Floral Theatre
Opened in 1927, it was home to both vaudeville and motion pictures and a few retail stores. In 1992 it became a banquet hall.Map (db m139371) HM
55New York (Nassau County), Floral Park — Masonic Temple
Originally a club in 1914, Masonic Lodge #1016 was chartered in 1923. The Masonic temple was built in 1925 and became a landmark.Map (db m139465) HM
56New York (Nassau County), Floral Park — Padre Pio — Pray for Us...
Born Francesco Forgione on May 25, 1887 in Pietrelcina, Italy. At the age of fifteen he became a Capuchin Monk and took the name of Pio. On August 10, 1910 he was ordained a Priest. On September 7, 1910 as he was praying, Padre Pio was visited . . . Map (db m127228) HM
57New York (Nassau County), Floral Park — The First Church of Floral Park — Founded 1890
The Methodist Episcopal church was built to "the glory of God" and to be a lamp unto their feet" for the community.Map (db m139373) HM
58New York (Nassau County), Floral Park — Tyson Building
The oldest commercial building was built by George Tyson in 1894 and housed the post office.Map (db m139253) HM
59New York (Nassau County), Floral Park — Vanderbilt Cup Race
The 1st major international auto race in the USA run on a public road. It ran thru Floral Park, Oct. 8, 1904.Map (db m139411) HM
60New York (Nassau County), Freeport — "The LIGHTS Club"
Actors' & Vaudevillians club, 1916-1939. Members included Al Jolson, Will Rogers, Victor Moore, Florenz Ziegfeld, and John Philip Sousa. Map (db m133521) HM
61New York (Nassau County), Freeport — 350 — 60 Acre Golf Club
Opened on this site in 1900. Women & men members. 9 hole course. Clubhouse built by Wm. G. Miller, Village Pres. Sold at auction in 1912Map (db m132772) HM
62New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Al Grover's Spirit of Freeport
(English panel:) Built On Freeport's Nautical Mile This is the Actual Boat that Crossed The Atlantic Ocean Battling a Hurricane with Winds Over 100 MPH and Seas Over 25 Ft. This 26 Footer is Listed in the Guiness Book . . . Map (db m127224) HM
63New York (Nassau County), Freeport — 212 — Archer St. School
Opened in 1910 to serve students in south Freeport. This was an architectural duplicate of the Seaman Avenue School.Map (db m126906) HM
64New York (Nassau County), Freeport — 326 — Bayview Hose #3
Organized May 1895 Hose house on Atlantic Ave Stephen Lewis early foreman 1916 new house built here on land donated by Randall Co Map (db m126811) HM
65New York (Nassau County), Freeport — 329 — Bennington Park
Developed by W. Newton Bennington in 1902. Streets given to village in 1904. Later became an African American & Italian enclave.Map (db m127998) HM
66New York (Nassau County), Freeport — B'nai Israel Synagogue — 1921
Site of first Jewish synagogue in Freeport In 1971 occupied by St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church and the home of the Refuge Apostolic Church Of Christ in 1982 Map (db m133167) HM
67New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Boat Builders of Freeport
Boat builders have a long and colorful history in Freeport, beginning with the modest skiffs and dories used by baymen and fishermen, military craft used in World Wars I & II, followed by recreational fishing boats. With fewer fishermen and . . . Map (db m126911) HM
68New York (Nassau County), Freeport — 331 — Col. James Dean
1845-1918. Civil War veteran. President of Freeport & Freeport Club. Antique weapons collector. Former home on this site.Map (db m126817) HM
69New York (Nassau County), Freeport — 217 — Columbus Ave.
Built 1914. First school in Freeport with a gymnasium. John W. Dodd served as a principal here. Charles Hart was architect.Map (db m133066) HM
70New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Crystal Lake Hotel
Crystal Lake Hotel and cottage opened 1895 by Ward & Allie Frost. Accomodated 150 Guests. Destroyed by fire 1958.Map (db m126819) HM
71New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Exempt Firehouse
The oldest standing firehouse in Freeport. Built in 1913. Moved to present site in 1931Map (db m126758) HM
72New York (Nassau County), Freeport — 213 — Freeport Bank
Building erected in 1905 President was John J. Randall and Builder William G. Miller. Bank was organized in 1891.Map (db m106257) HM
73New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Freeport Historical Museum
Originally a bayman's cottage Built during the Civil War era Privately owned until 1961 when it was bought by the newly formed Freeport Historical SocietyMap (db m126854) HM
74New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Freeport Legends
"You know, this job could be pretty dangerous." ~ Reggie Jones 1996 We all know people who are legendary, either through the force of their personalities or their accomplishments, or a little of both. These memorable characters were known . . . Map (db m127424) HM
75New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Freeport Memorial Library
Erected in 1924 Chartered In 1899 Dedicated to those heroes who gave their lives for our country. Map (db m134256) HM WM
76New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Freeport Memorial Library War Memorial
Their supreme sacrifice gave us our tomorrows ———————————————————Lost but not forgotten Civil War 1861-1865 Treadwell . . . Map (db m134275) WM
77New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Freeport Methodist Episcopal Church — 1891
Built by John J. Randall and William G. Miller in the Norman style Freeport's oldest house of worship Now known as the United Methodist Church Map (db m106258) HM
78New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Freeport Point Shipyard — 1924 - 1968
Founded by Fred and Mirto Scopinich built rumrunners, Coast Guard boats, commercial vessels, & air-sea rescue boats received Navy Excellence Award during WW II Map (db m126814) HM
79New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Freeport Post Office
Post Office 1933 Colonial Revival Style Treasury Art Project murals by William Gropper-1938 Listed on National Register Map (db m133505) HM
80New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Freeport's Nautical Mile
Freeport's rich maritime history is marked by oystering, clamming and boat-building. At the end of the 19th century, John Randall and William G. Miller dredged Woodcleft Canal, creating the largest working waterfront on the south shore of Long . . . Map (db m127239) HM
81New York (Nassau County), Freeport — George Washington
George Washington passed this way on his 1790 journey through Long IslandMap (db m133478) HM
82New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Grist and Saw Mill
Site of Grist and saw mill of Daniel Raynor. Raynortown settled by Edward Raynor or his children, 1659 Map (db m126825) HM
83New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Guy Lombardo's House
710 S. Grove St. Band leader founded The Royal Canadians, popularized "Auld Lang Syne” on New Year's Eve. Produced musicals at Jones Beach Theater.Map (db m133504) HM
84New York (Nassau County), Freeport — 214 — Kelby House
Home Of Robert H. Kelby ca. 1902, Librarian Of New York Historical Society from 1898 To 1920. Son Charles was NYS JudgeMap (db m126856) HM
85New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Miracle House 1906
Built in one day to spite a competitors (sic) efforts in a real estate development race. This forever changed the layout of Lena Avenue and added Wilson Place.Map (db m126869) HM
86New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Parrot Rifle
From USS Hartford - flagship of Admiral David Farragut during Battle of Mobile Bay August 1864 Presented to Freeport July 4, 1902Map (db m133522) HM
87New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Playland Park
A small scale Coney Island flourished from the 1920's until destroyed by fire in the early 1930'sMap (db m126859) HM
88New York (Nassau County), Freeport — 211 — Seaman Ave School
Opened 1908 to relieve overcrowding at Grove St. School. Attended by residents from northern section of village.Map (db m133067) HM
89New York (Nassau County), Freeport — The First Public School in Freeport
Upon this site stood the first public school in Freeport This building was erected about 1820 and served as the first public school until 1852 Mr. John Rankin had the honor of being the first teacher to teach in this village . . . Map (db m106730) HM
90New York (Nassau County), Freeport — 215 — Trubia Rifle
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. Map (db m133068) HM
91New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Two Shipwrecks and the Life Saving Service
In 1836 two Sailing ships The Bristol & The Mexico were wrecked near Long Beach 215 died in these two wrecks 139 bodies are buried in a mass grave in Lynbrook, N.Y. called The Mariners Burial Ground Many Freeport men & volunteers . . . Map (db m127701) HM
92New York (Nassau County), Freeport — Village Hall - 1928
Also known as the Municipal Building. It was built to replicate Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Enlarged 1973 Map (db m114702) HM
93New York (Nassau County), Freeport — 337 — Water and Power
Water Co. formed in 1894 Power house built in 1897 Both municipal utilities owned & operated by Village Voted on by Freeporters Map (db m126752) HM
94New York (Nassau County), Freeport — 216 — Woodcleft Canal
Dredged ca. 1897 by firm of Randall & Miller. John J. Randall was the father of Freeport & William G. Miller was a president.Map (db m127041) HM
95New York (Nassau County), Freeport — 330 — Woodcleft Inn
First summer hotel in Freeport on this site 1897. Built by Randall & Miller. Sold 1907 to Society of St. Vincent De Paul as fresh air home Map (db m126821) HM
96New York (Nassau County), Freeport — World War I Trench Mortar
Trophy cannon that saw service at San Mihiel   240 millimeter gun was obtained by DPB Mott Post GAR given to American Legion dedicated on Memorial Day 1921 Map (db m133328) HM
97New York (Nassau County), Garden City — Camp Albert Mills
Site of Camp Albert Mills Established August 1917 A World War 1 Army Camp Used by the 42nd Infantry Known as the Rainbow DivisionMap (db m106913) HM
98New York (Nassau County), Garden City — L I Motor Parkway Toll Lodge
This building was once one of ten Toll Lodges on the William K. Vanderbilt, Jr.'s : Long Island Motor Parkway, which existed from 1908 until 1938 and ran from Queens, through eastern Garden City, to Lake Ronkonkoma. The Garden City Lodge was located . . . Map (db m201538) HM
99New York (Nassau County), Garden City — Lindbergh's Flight
On May 20, 1927, Col. Charles A. Lindbergh rose 1/4 mile west, from Roosevelt Field, Landing 33 Hours Later At Le Bourget Field, France.Map (db m175010) HM
100New York (Nassau County), Garden City — Site of Camp Black
Which Existed May-Sept 1898 And Mobilized 14,000 Troops For The Spanish-American War In Cuba and Puerto RicoMap (db m179295) HM

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