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Key Judaica interest... Mordecai Noah and his island of Ararat...



Item # 539817

November 26, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Nov. 26, 1831

* Mordecai Manuel Noah begins his city of Ararat : a homeland to the Jews in America

An inside page has a nice report on the ceremonies of the laying of the corner stone of the city of Ararat. This was the project of Mordecai M. Noah, who is acknowedged to be the first American born Jew to rise to national prominence. His city of Ararat was to be a Jewish homeland in America, and was situated on Grand Island in the Niagara River.

This report takes about three-quarters of a page (see photos for portions).

Complete in 16 pages, measures about 6 1/2 by 10 inches, and is in very nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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