Saving the Columbus Statue honoring Italian immigrants that came to Newburgh NY

Jul 22, 2020 500

The statue of Christopher Columbus located at Unico Park on the waterfront of the City of Newburgh NY is in danger of being removed.  This statue was paid for by the families of Italian immigrants the came to Newburgh.  These men and women worked in the textile factories, and on the railroads.  They worked with their hands to build many of Newburgh's roads. 

They worked as stone-masons to build infrastructure, schools, and other civic buildings.  They were active in their communities and in many of the catholic churches located throughout the city.  Many became entrepreneurs and established successful businesses that were an instrumental part of the growth of the City of Newburgh.   

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