Bronx River

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It’s 24 miles long.

It’s the only fresh water river in New York.

It was Called Aquehung or “River of High Bluffs” by the Mohegan Indians who first lived and fished along it.

the river attracted European traders in the early 1600s for the sleek, fat beaver that proliferated there.

The water was considered so “pure and wholesome” that during the 1820s and 1830s the New York City Board of Alderman debated ways to tap into it to supply the growing city with drinking water.

In 1898, when all five boroughs were integrated into New York City, the Bronx was chosen for the name of the Borough-after the Bronx River.

Its the pride of my neighborhood.

The law tries to keep people out but children and adults find ways to connect with the river, no matter the season.

 

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