Day 1262

Proctor-Hopson Circle

June 14th, 2015

This boulder can be found at Proctor-Hopson Circle, a tiny piece of parkland in Jamaica named for John Proctor and Arthur Hopson, the first two area soldiers to die fighting for the 369th Infantry — the famed African-American regiment known as the Harlem Hellfighters — in World War I. A bronze tablet was mounted on the boulder prior to the park's dedication in 1932, but it has been removed (stolen?) in the years since.

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