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Re: MYSTERY PHOTO 137


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Posted by RichieO on Thursday, July 27th 2017:

In Reply to: Re: MYSTERY PHOTO 137 posted by JudyJ (franjy) on Thursday, July 27th 2017:

Despite Bronck having lived there for only four years, the area was known as "Broncksland" through the end of the 17th century. The modern name of the borough does not come directly from that farmland, however. The river that runs north to south through the area, and which his farm abutted, kept the name Bronck's River, eventually being abbreviated or misspelled Bronx River. This name stuck, and it was this river (which splits the modern borough in two) after which the Bronx was named.

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