Port Washington, New York: Sandminers Monument

Nice tableau of three sand miners standing atop a mine shaft, watching a pair of disembodied hands pour sand in a pile forming New York City in miniature. Dedicated in 2011 to the miners who worked the local sandbanks that helped create 90 percent of the NYC's infrastructure concrete.

Sandminers Monument Park

Address:
802 W. Shore Rd, Port Washington, NY
Directions:
Sandminers Monument Park, town of North Hempstead, just south of Harbor Links Golf Course and Fairway Dr.
Hours:
Gated after hours. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
RA Rates:
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Sand made the city.

Sandminers Monument

Memorial to the men -- mostly Italian immigrants -- who mined the sand that was used to support the buildings of Manhattan. Of historical significance to Long Island and to New York City, Manhattan in particular.

[Verbena Santo, 06/05/2013]

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In the region:
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