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There Were Bears in There

One of the Bronx River’s vanished freshwater wetlands was the Bear Swamp.Draining into the Bronx River about where the Bronx Zoo’s Boston Road entrance is

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The Frozen Water Trade

Back in the days before refrigeration was invented, people got their ice the old fashioned way:they’d wait for a local lake or pond to freeze

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The Rocking Stone

The most spectacular glacial erratic in the Bronx River valley is the Rocking Stone in the Bronx Zoo.Ten feet wide, over seven feet high and

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The Pudding Rock

Another famous glacial erratic lay about a mile west of the Bronx River at 166th Street and the Boston Post Road.An immense loaf-shaped boulder of

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