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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
Farms
Native Americans
Native peoples
Copyright Public Domain