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Title Old Miller Homestead (page 1 of 2)
Collection Eugene L. Armbruster photographs and scrapbooks
Photographer Armbruster, Eugene L., 1865-1943
Image ID v1974.022.2.023
Date 1909
Description Text about Old Miller Homestead (or the Meserole Homestead), located on KingKont bluff and demolished in 1860. It was frequently visited by pirate Captain Kidd. It is not entirely known why he visted so often but there is one theory that he fell in love with the daughter of a prominent settler. She passed away while he was on a voyage, and he would visit her grave. It is also possible that the proximity to the port of New York was also a factor in the frequency of his visits.

Scrapbook page from "Bushwick and her neighbors, Vol.2"
Place Names Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Subject Headings Pirates
Myths
Love
Homesteading
Boarding houses
Copyright Public domain