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United States of America
Kearny
New Jersey

Kearny Riverbank Park

Christopher Columbus

(prob. Cogoleto, Republic of Genua, c. 1451 - Valladolid 1506)
Italian explorer, who in Spanish service completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that led to general European awareness of America (see Background Information)
Michele Salvemini
1967

Kearny /  Christopher Columbus   Kearny /  Christopher Columbus

Description

Granite bust on pedestal. On three sides of the pedestal are reliefs of Columbus's ships the Pinta (right), Santa Maria (front) and Nina (left). On the back side of the pedestal the members of the West Hudson Chapter of Unico National are inscribed.

Inscription(s)

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
1451 - 1506

[The Santa Maria]

dedicated in honor of
christopher columbus
who had the foresight
courage and determination
to venture into the unknown
and discover america
in gratitude we pay
tribute to a great
navigator
and discoverer

[a French lily]

presented to the town of kearny
on october 15, 1967
by the west hudson chapter
of unico national
in honor of kearny's centennial


in appreciation
mayor joseph m. healy, town officials, centennial commission
members and friends of west hudson unico
for making this memorial possible

Signature

sculptor m. salvemini

Sculptor

Sources & Information

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Location (N 40°46'16" - W 74°9'13")

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