Some surprising facts from Patrick Lamson-Hall's great class on the park's history:
- The north part of what is now Prospect Park was once a dumping ground for trash. People avoided it: It was smelly, and somehow, they thought this caused venereal diseases.
- Prospect Park is the only urban Revolutionary War battlefield that still largely looks the way it did at the time of the battle.
- After designing Central Park, Frederick Law Olmsted managed a...