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The Board of Aldermen has, by special enactment, transferred to the City History Club the care and maintenance of the milestones in Manhattan, and the Club expects to receive similar jurisdiction in the other boroughs.

Through a "Milestone Committee," the 15th Milestone, near Van Cortlandt Mansion (p. 184), has been firmly reset in its former location, thus saving it from destruction, and the 11th Milestone of Manhattan has been removed to Roger Morris Park and marked by a tablet (p. 159). Plans are now under way for the care of other stones in Manhattan and at Van Pelt Manor, near Utrecht. No. 9 Manhattan and the Richmond stone are already protected (pp. 151, 327), one by private means, the other through a historical society.

On May 31, 1915, the City History Club will mark Milestone No. I, Bowery opposite Rivington Street, and No. XII, in the front wall of Isham Park.

The City History Club obtains the means for this work by a voluntary tax paid by children enrolled in its study clubs and by general contributions.

See articles in the Outlook (June 24, 1909), "Along the Hudson in Stage Coach Days"; Westchester County (N. Y.) Magasine, "Some Westchester County Milestones" and "Some Bronx Milestones."

See also "The Greatest Street in the World—Broadway," by Stephen Jenkins; "The New York and Albany Post Road," by C. G. Hine.