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Title [Riker's Island]
Collection Eugene L. Armbruster photographs and scrapbooks
Photographer Armbruster, Eugene L., 1865-1943
Image ID v1974.022.2.199
Date 1909
Description Summary about the history of Riker's Island. It was originally called Hewlett's Island after Lewis Hewlett who owned the island and built a home. Hewlett's house was later destroyed by Native Americans. In 1664, Abraham Rycker, a planter, received a patent for the land.

Scrapbook page from "Bushwick and her neighbors, Vol.2"
Place Names Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Riker's Island
Subject Headings Islands
Native Americans
Native peoples
Copyright Public Domain