DescriptionAlexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr met on a dueling ground in Weehawken on July 11, 1804, the result of a minor insult exacerbated by a long-standing enmity. Hamilton was mortally wounded; Burr's political career suffered a fatal blow. In a tragic twist of fate, Hamilton's 19-year-old son had been killed on the same field 3 years earlier, and Hamilton chose his son's dueling pistol as a weapon.
Weehawken is the home of the Lincoln Tunnel, which links central New Jersey and midtown Manhattan beneath the Hudson River. Each year some 22 million commuters travel through Weehawken via the world's only three-portal underwater vehicular tunnel.
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