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Answered 2013-02-28 16:42:20

by hogs that were getting attacked so they put a wall up to protect the hogs.

Wall Street got its name from when in the 1600 a man named Peter Stuyvesant, got together with the colonist of the area and decided to build a more substantial fence or wall for the stockade that was there at the time. They originally had a picket fence type structure that surrounded the stockade. He then proceeded to build a 12 foot wall that ran from Pearl street which was at the shoreline, crossing Broadway and ending at the next shoreline which is now called Trinity Place. This being in the center of town and a spot everyone was familiar with it became a market place of sorts where people could buy and sell goods and slaves.

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