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Category: Development of the Industrial United States (1877-1914)

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And to Think That I Saw It in Union Square: Primary Sources Representing Public Space

Posted by: Stephen Wesson

Union Square opened as a public park in 1839, and by the first decades of the twentieth century was an established destination for anyone who wanted to stroll under the trees, shop for flowers, or just sit and read a newspaper. But it was also the site of a variety of large and small public demonstrations and events.