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Thomas Casey


This has got to be the best scholarly research I have ever read about the Bronx.   I have always been focused on the  Mosholu Parkway South section from Gun Hill to Webster Avenue.  I knew that the road was called Middle Brook Road, since the stream that was there ,  know as the Mill Brook, was often called Middle Brook.  Since the Boston Post Road crossed this stream at Van Cortlandt East, I just assumed the Indian name of the Mill Brook was “Mosholu”.   I was not aware that Tibbetts Brook was called “Mosholu” at any time, since George Tibbetts acquired his property in 1668.  Just thought “Tibbetts Brook” was the original name.  I believe you have it correct, 100 %.

Now I can not wait for Kappock Street and Katonah Avenue!