Federal Hill, seen from the sky

Federal Hill is well known to history buffs. It was used as a lookout by Washington’s troops during the Revolutionary War.  It bore witness to the infamous Pompton Mutiny.

Centuries later, it was the site of a German Bund camp during World War II; more on that later.

Since then, however, it’s been fodder for a quarry. Much of it has been devoured, and what’s left will disappear in time.

Aerial view, Federal Hill (Sept 2016)
Aerial view of Federal Hill, with I-287 running nearby.  (Sept 2016)