Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sieg Heil Peekskill

This is a new mural you see entering downtown Peekskill. The problem, first impression one gets, is of a figure giving the Nazi salute! In fact it's Chauncey Depew who was State Senator from 1899 to 1911. In 1908 Depew gave land to Peekskill which became Depew Park. In 1918, he included a statue of himself .

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