Fragment of Delancey pine tree
Overall: 1 1/8 x 3 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. ( 2.9 x 8.9 x 21 cm )
written: on envelope containing fragment: "Piece of the/Delancey Pine tree/"Delanceys' Ancient Pine"/stood on the East Bank of the Bronx River at/West Farms near 180 St/above the Water Fall &/near Delanceys' Mills also/known as Lydigs'Mills"
Fragment of Delancey pine tree, which stood on the East bank of the Bronx River at West Farms near 180th Street.
The "Delancey pine tree" stood on the East Bank of the Bronx River near the mansion of Lt. Col. James de Lancey. It is said that Washington stopped once in the de Lancey house when the patriots were in possession and that sharp-shooters and lookouts were stationed in the lofty branches of the great pine when de Lancey's men held the place. The pine was cut down in 1912 because it had become unsafe due to age.
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