Inwood Hill Park; then & now

Shorakkopoch Rock, marking the site where Peter Minuit “bought” Manhattan.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA from Wiki “Legend has it that under a tulip tree in the park Peter Minuit, Director General of New Netherland, ‘purchased’ Manhattan from the a band of Native Americans in 1626 for the Dutch West India Company; the purchase price being a shipment of goods worth 60 guilders. The tree, the largest tulip on the island, survived for centuries until it was felled by a storm in 1933. Until the 1950s the base of the tree under which this transaction allegedly took place was still to be seen, surrounded by a large iron fence, but as it rotted it was finally removed and a boulder (Shorakkopoch Rock) and plaque replaced it.”

Tulip_Tree_on_the_shore_of_Spuyten_Duyvil_Creek_(1913)dyckman cottage                      Tulip tree and Dyckman Inst. cottage from 1913

tulip tree stump                                       Tulip tree stump after the hurricane

WPA workers installing paved and lined paths in 1938

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                       The Spuyten Duyvil creek boat basin c.1930

creek c30                                                                 The current boat house

boathouse

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About Denise P. Puchol

Always carrying a pocket camera to photograph random spots throughout the five boroughs of New York City and to share a little of the history.
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