Historic Pelham

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Friday, October 28, 2005

Westchester County 300th Anniversary Collectible Plate Included Pelham's Split Rock

Periodically I have published to the Historic Pelham Blog postings that deal with Split Rock, a Pelham landmark. For example, on March 28, I published an entry entitled "Split Rock: A Pelham Landmark for Centuries". Similarly, on July 26, I published an entry entitled "Recent Views of Split Rock".

While many in Pelham know the importance of the landmark in the history of Pelham, fewer likely know that in 1983 the landmark was featured on a special collectible plate issued in connection with Westchester County's 300th anniversary. A photograph of one such plate appears below.

The center of the plate has an image of a woman in colonial garb seated at a spinning wheel surrounded by the phrases "Westchester County 300th Anniversary" "1683 1983" and "Anne Hutchinson Chapter NSDAR". In a circular pattern on the outer edges of the plate are eight images depicting important landmarks associated with the history of Westchester County. At the very bottom center of the plate, in the so-called "6:00 position", is an image that depicts a Native American standing in front of Split Rock. Beneath are the words "1640 Pelham Split Rock".

The collectible plate may occasionally be found for sale online or at local antique shops.

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