Saturday, November 21, 2009
A really old fence
This is the fence that goes around Bowling Green Park in Lower Manhattan. Now the fence encircles a really nice place to have lunch. But until July 9, 1776 the area inside had a statue of King George III. It was ripped down and turned into cannon balls that were fired at the British fleet that was occupying New York Harbor.
The fence used to be adorned with crowns. They were removed and also melted into cannon balls. That is why the tops of the fence posts are so uneven, they were hacked off by Patriots. From Wikepidia "