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The Devil's Hoof Print

Legend has it that, near this spot during our Colonial period, an African American named Joost dueled the Devil in a fiddling contest. When Joost triumphed, the Devil, in defeat, stomped his foot on a rock, leaving an impression of a hoof print. By the time of the American Revolution, the rock with the Devil's Hoof Print had become a local tourist attraction. This rock, recently dug out of Sunset Park's ground, reminds us of the folktale of the Devil's Hoof Print.

Sunset Park Restoration and The Green-Wood Historic Fund, 2014

Submitted by @lampbane

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