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New York, State of, Forest Preserve Park

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Product Details

Nicely engraved antique bond certificate from the state of New York dating back to the 1950's. This document, which is signed by the State Deputy Comptroller, was printed by Quayle & Son, and measures approximately 14 1/2" (w) by 9 1/2" (h).

 

This certificate features a vignette of the New York State Seal.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

Historical Context

This New York State bond was issued to acquire lands for the state's state forest preserve park.

New York's Forest Preserve has lands in the Catskills and Adirondacks. The two parks were designated by the New York State legislature near the turn of the 20th century, and originally included only the state-owned Forest Preserve land. The description of each park was revised in 1912 to include ALL lands, both public and private, within the "Blue Line". This term is commonly used today, as blue is the color used on state maps to delineate the two parks.

The lands are protected as "forever wild" by Article XIV of the New York State Constitution.