Wall Street

How did wall street got its name?

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2011-03-30 13:10:37

Free-roaming hogs were famous for rampaging through the valuable

grain fields of colonial New York City farmers. The Manhattan

Island residents chose to block the troublesome hogs with a long,

permanent wall on the northern edge of what is now Lower Manhattan.

A street came to border this wall -- named aptly enough, Wall

Street.


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