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What is the History of Central Park's Gates, and How Were They Named?

 In an 1862 report, Central Park had eighteen named entrance gates, reflecting the character of the citizens of New York City (subsequent gates were added later). The first gate had its name chiseled in its stone entrance in 1954 and the final gate was chiseled in 1999. Some original gates were named after women, hunters, mariners, All Saints, boys, children, miners, engineers, woodmen, girls, pioneers, farmers, warriors and strangers.

Creative: Tronvig Group