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Dueling Grounds Detour

on Tue, 05/30/2017 - 18:41

In 1804, after a brewing history of animosity between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, they we met one final time on the banks of the Hudson in Weehawken for a fatal duel which ended the life of Hamilton and sent Burr's repuation toward a final downward spiral. The actual place of the duel took place on a lower ledge near the river, below a current monument to the duel. There is a placque of the event and bust of Hamilton marking the spot with a great view of the NY skyline.