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Move my families’ Milestones

William Henry Payntar Sr.
I am a direct descendant of the Payntar/Skillman Family, who once owned most of the land in and around what is now called Queens Plaza, formerly Dutch Kills.

The Historic Payntar Millstones are priceless and were used to make flour for Washington’s Continental Army and are indeed a treasure and worth preserving.

They are now languishing on a Queens Plaza construction site.

My family and I really feel that these two Colonial era Millstones should be moved to an exhibit space within the Greater Astoria Historical Society Building.

William Henry Payntar Sr.



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