Talk:Patriot's Park

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Name of park[edit]

If the park is named for the exploits of John Paulding, Isaac Van Wart and David Williams, surely it should be Patriots' Park, not Patriot's Park: it is not named for one patriot. I understand that the article is following other sources with this "error", but is there any explanation published as to why this error has been enshrined? Kevin McE (talk) 23:38, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

I agree completely that it's got it wrong (although the memorial does seem to favor Paulding over the others, and properly so since it was because of him that André was identified as a spy). It's just one of those things that nobody ever bothered to correct, like the spelling of Pawling, New York (named for someone named Pauling) or Beachwood, Ohio (someone's misspelling of Beechwood). Daniel Case (talk) 00:13, 24 October 2011 (UTC)