Day 827

Peter Cooper

April 5th, 2014

Borrowing from a previous post:

The founder of Cooper Union, Peter Cooper was an extremely successful inventor (his creations ranged from America's first steam locomotive to an early version of Jell-O) and entrepreneur (we saw the site of one of his glue factories covered in snow back in 2012), a beloved philanthropist, and the cultivator of one of history's great beards.

You can read the text carved into the monument here.

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