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New York NY: Visit Shorakkopoch Rock in Inwood Hill Park PDF Print E-mail


The big stone commemorates the alleged spot where in 1626, the leader of the New Netherlands Peter Minuit in 1626 “purchased” the island of Manhattan.

He got a pretty good deal from the Mohawk and Lenape tribes. It cost the shrewd Dutchman a trunk full of trinkets and beads “then worth about 60 guilders.” At the time, where Inwood Hill Park in lower Manhattan is located today, lived Native Americans who called themselves Reckgawawang.

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New York NY: Visit Shorakkopoch Rock in Inwood Hill Park PDF Print E-mail


The big stone commemorates the alleged spot where in 1626, the leader of the New Netherlands Peter Minuit in 1626 “purchased” the island of Manhattan.

He got a pretty good deal from the Mohawk and Lenape tribes. It cost the shrewd Dutchman a trunk full of trinkets and beads “then worth about 60 guilders.” At the time, where Inwood Hill Park in lower Manhattan is located today, lived Native Americans who called themselves Reckgawawang.

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Phila PA: See Our Most Patriotic Relic For Free PDF Print E-mail


Even in 2018, some of the most significant relics of American history won’t cost you money to admire.  At Philadelphia's Liberty Bell Center, you’ll get close to the famous ringer, with Independence Hall just a short walk away. While there, watch the 10-minute presentation about the Bell’s history, including how the famous crack happened.

 
London UK: Old Is New In Hip Hotel Near Victoria Station PDF Print E-mail


Away from the busy, crowded, snooty resorts is the Artist Residence in the city’s Pimlico area. It has ten snuggly bedrooms, and the decor inside will take you back to your earlier days.

Entrance is through a striped awning, and inside the halls and rooms are full of paintings, posters and 1920s furniture. Play ping pong in the basement and also enjoy cocktails, breakfast and Sunday brunch there. Rates from $200. artistsresidencelondon.co.uk

 
San Francisco CA: Top Holiday Dining At The Top Of The Mark PDF Print E-mail


The historic restaurant above the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel on Nob Hill is the perfect place to celebrate the season. The Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day and Eve dining ($140) feature all the great holiday foods and drinks.

Some menu examples include delicious fresh seafood, duck, turkey, prime rib, baked ham, local ethnic favorites, fantastic desserts and much, much more. Of course, it all happens with 360-degree views of  the city, San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. www.holidaysatthemark.com

 
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