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Enjoy PDFs of original newspaper articles from the NEW YORK TIMES Archives—selected Trophy Point news prior to 1900! 

INTERESTING CEREMONY AT WEST POINT... [PDF]  Dedication of the site for the Battle Monument. Speech of General McClellan.  Yesterday afternoon the site for the proposed Battle Monument...June 16, 1864

THE MONOLITH HARD TO MOVE. Another Serious Problem for the Operator master at West Point... [PDF]  WEST POINT, N.Y., Jan. 18— The Problem which confronts the Quartermaster's Department in regard to hauling the huge monolith shaft from the West Shore station to Trophy Point is becoming interesting. The capstone, which weighs twelve tons, rests on the... January 19, 1894.  

TELL OF A NATION'S VICTORIES; RELICS OF FOUR WARS PRESERVED AT TROPHY POINT. In Revolutionary Days...  [PDF]  WEST POINT, April 7— Trophy Point is the most interesting spot on the Hudson's banks. A few hundred yards north of the Military Academy, it commands a view of the river as far north as Newburgh. Towering Cro' Nest and Storm King rise above it to the left... April 8, 1894

OBSTRUCTED THE HUDSON; Chains Used for This Purpose During the Revolutionary War. FORGED BY WASHING...  [PDF]  WEST POINT, N.Y., Feb. 16— In the centre of Trophy Point, among scores of captured cannon, is an immense chain, resting on supports, which always excited the curiosity of visitors. A brass plate tells where the chain was forged and directs the inquisit... February 17, 1895

THE WEST POINT FLAGPOLE GONE; Struck by a Lightning Bolt Yesterday Morning and Splintered into Thou... [PDF] WEST POINT, N.Y., June 30— A thunder and rain storm of unusual violence swept through the highlands to-day. The weather had been threatening from yesterday noon, and during the night heavy rains fell.... July 1, 1895New York Times Front Page.

A NEW FLAGSTAFF ON TROPHY POINT; Changes Made Necessary at West Point by the Use of the New Rifle... [PDF]  West Point. Oct. 18—“Old Glory” has not waved over Trophy Point since lightning struck and destroyed the tall flagpole that had defied the storms of a score of Winters…[PDF] October 19, 1895

WHERE THE YOUNG SOLDIERS MEET; How the Custom of Class Meeting Began at Battle Monument... [PDF] WEST POINT, Nov. 16— It was away back in 1813 that class meetings were first instituted at the United States Military Academy. Capt. Alden Partridge was then Superintendent. In addition to this he held a professorship in the department of civil and mil...November 17, 1895.  

BATTLE MONUMENT DEDICATED.; President McKinley Will Take Part in the Ceremonies at Trophy Point May...  [PDF] WEST POINT, April 23— The programme for the dedication of Battle Monument on May 31 on Trophy Point was completed to-day. The ceremonies will commence at 11:30 A.M. with prayer by Chaplain Shipman. The monument will then be presented to the army by Gen... April 24, 1897

WEST POINT'S DEDICATION; Battle Monument of the Regular Army to be Presented to the United States T...  [PDF]WEST POINT, May 29— The dedication of the BattleMonument in memory of the officers and men of the regular army of the United States who fell in battle during the Civil War, and which was erected by their surviving comrades, will take place here on Mon... May 30, 1897