WEEKEND HISTORY: ONCE SHEEP, ALWAYS SHEEP

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For our Upper West Side history lesson this week we head to Sheep Meadow in Central Park, where actual sheep once grazed and lazed around. The above photo is from sometime between 1900 and 1906. The photo on the bottom is from Sunday. Same basic premise, but now we graze on Whole Foods olives and cheese.

Sheep grazed in the meadow (just off of 67th street and Central Park West) from 1864 to 1934, according to the Central Park Conservancy. They were kept inside the building now known as Tavern on the Green.

The older photo is from the Library of Congress. Click below for larger versions of the same photos.

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    1. ScooterStan says:

      Bahhhhhh!!!

      This makes me feel ……….(wait 4 it!)………

      ………SHEEPISH ??

      Uh-oh, after a bad pun like that I had better ………………………..take it on the LAMB?