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    StoneThrowersPark

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    Tompkins And Milton Aves

     
     

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    A monument was erected to forever memorialize the original group of stone throwers: Jocko Behan, Richie Britt, James "Duke" Coffee, Patrick "Packy" Corbett, Kenny Davis, George Dorsey, Mikis Murphy, Stubbs Shortt, and Eugene Thompson.

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    HISTORICAL INFORMATION:

    The Irish area of Syracuse, called Tipperary Hill, is the home to the world-renowned upside-down traffic light where the green light hangs over the red-light. 

    The park is named after the "Stone Throwers" - a group of young Irish patriots who became infamous in 1925 for refusing to allow the green to hang below the red at the now famous traffic light located at Tompkins and Milton Aves. as a sign of their loyalty to Ireland. After repeatedly refitting the broken glass, the city finally gave up and permanently put the green on top, for the worlds only green-over-red signal light.

    Thursday, June 9, 1994 at 11:00 a.m. , Mayor Bernardi and Councilor Bottrill broke ground for the Tipperary Hill Community Park or "Stone Throwers' Park".

     

     
     
 
       
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