Tuesday, March 17, 2009

DeWitt Clinton


DeWitt Clinton was so many things to New York: Governor, Senator, Mayor and instrumental in the construction of the Erie Canal. Clinton also plays a large part in Green-Wood's history as it was Clinton's reburial in Green-Wood -he was originally buried in the Clinton Cemetery in New Britain, NY - that became Green-Wood's first major tourist attraction. This photo shows the exquisitely detailed bas-relief panel from Clinton's monument crafted by Henry Kirke Brown,

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