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Mysterious Middletown Sightings Tour

Do you know where these WW II era cannons sit on a great lawn and what other tidbits of history go along with them?

This week's Mysterious Middletown Sightings Tour takes you to a place where a bit of war history is preserved on a great lawn with township ties.

There are two World War II era cannons perched on either side of a peanut stone memorial to vets of the war.

We can tell you this much: There was a time, about a decade ago, when the memorial found its final resting place is the spot depicted in the photos. Where is it?

It had been located in another place previoulsy; and, after a subdivision was granted on the site, the memorial was broken to bits by construction crews on the site.

There had been a provision, asked for by the that was a condition of the Planning Board's subdivision approval — the memorial was to be relocated before ground was broken.

That provision was not adhered to and the memorial was "smashed to bits," Landmarks Commission Chairwoman MaryLou Strong had said. 

Do you know who the honorees are? Do you know what the pieces of equipment are on the site? Where is the memorial now? Tell us anything and everything you may know about this site, including the history of the red house behind it. Comment away in the section below. We need your help on this one.

Linda Vanetti April 24, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Croydon Hall
Elaine Van Develde April 24, 2012 at 02:41 AM
Yes, Linda. But what is the monument?
Linda Vanetti April 24, 2012 at 03:21 AM
Viet Nam War

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