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My Childhood Home Is a National Monument

susyqSusyq on 03/04/2009

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MyChildhoodHomeIsaNationalMonument Photo Honest to God, it is. It has nothing to do with my having lived there, however.

There are three small islands in New York Harbor, off the tip of Manhattan: Liberty Island, famous home of the Statue of Liberty; Ellis Island, historical gateway to America for millions of European immigrants; and Governors Island. Through much of its history, Governors Island was a military post. As such, it was also home to generations of Army and Coast Guard families, until the Coast Guard closed its base there in 1996. I lived on Governors Island as a child, when my father was the base pharmacist. The island is now jointly owned by the State of New York and The U.S. Department of the Interior, and portions of the island (including the building where I lived) are a National Monument administered by the National Park Service.

The details of this quiz come from my own knowledge and memories of Governors Island, supported and verified by a number of sources including Wikipedia, the National Park Service website, and several books on Governors Island.
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Comments (8)
Pegrrt  (Level: 188.9)
Mon, 6th Apr '09 12:17 PM

wow...i ded better than I thought i didl....great to know those things...thanks for creating it

Tomkane  (Level: 37.2)
Sun, 29th Mar '09 9:46 PM

I lived in NJ for years and heard of governors island but i never
knew all this history of the place. great quiz!

Sallymutant  (Level: 35.0)
Sat, 7th Mar '09 12:06 AM

I had a CoastGuard brat friend in college who lived there in the mid 70's. He had great memories of it.

M48ortal  (Level: 248.4)
Wed, 4th Mar '09 9:49 PM

Excellent. I've actually been there. Thanks for the memories.

Irishrose  (Level: 157.0)
Wed, 4th Mar '09 7:17 PM

Very interesting!

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