George Fox Stone
Englishman George Fox was founder of the Religious Society of Friends and spent two years visiting Quaker settlements around America in the late 17th century. When Fox arrived in Flushing, he planned to deliver a sermon in John Bowne's house across the street. But because the house was not large enough to accomodate the hundreds of people who came to hear him, Fox instead spoke at this location in Bowne's garden, underneath two large oak trees. The trees were destroyed by a storm in 1863 and the Flushing Historical Society placed this commorative stone in 1907.
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