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Friday, June 20, 2008

Netherlands monument, Battery Park, June 11, 2008.
This monumental flagstaff was given to the City by the Netherlands in 1926 to mark the tercentary of what they then claimed was their purchase of Manhattan. Now they're not so sure.
See "The Purchase of Manhattan: Myth or Swindle?" on the website of the National Library of the Netherlands. ER

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