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Petition to create Green Field, circa 1943

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This petition was circulated by Richard Carey of 500 East Nields Street to residents of the southeast corner of West Chester. The signatures are included in the order in which they appear on the petition, since this order reveals something about the route taken by the person who collected the signatures, and consequently, the relationship between neighbors.

"Mr. Harry F. Taylor was kind enough to deed to the borough a piece of land in the South East part of the town for a play ground which is much needed for the children because their old play grounds have been taken by industry. In order to keep the children off of the dangerous streets and alleys, we, the undersigned, recommend that the council proceed at once to fill in the land and level it for use designated."

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