Day 849

Moore Homestead Playground

April 27th, 2014

On this land once stood the childhood home of Clement Clarke Moore, the biblical scholar generally accepted to be the author of "A Visit from St. Nicholas", a.k.a. "The Night Before Christmas". Before Clement's time, the orchard at the Moore estate was the birthplace of the venerated Newtown Pippin, a variety of apple "revered by the nation's founders . . . the prize of queens and the pride of Queens".

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