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Wall Street
  • Every American has heard of Wall Street, the most popular street in America, maybe even the world.  But how did "Wall" get into its name.  Long ago, free-roaming hogs in New York City were notorious for rampaging through the precious grain fields of colonial New York City farmers.  The Manhattan Island residents decided to stop these hogs by building a long, permanent wall on the northern edge of what is now Lower Manhattan.  A street came to border this wall and was named, simply enough, Wall Street.