MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Where did Wall Street Get its name from?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Where did Wall Street Get its name from?

With all the craziness going on in the stock market and on wall street lately (most of which I BARELY understand) I decided to make today’s mystery simple but Wall Street related. Where did the name Wall Street come from originally?

Yes, Wall Street is a reference to an actual wall. A wall that was built by Dutch settlers on the southern part of Manhattan Island in the 17th century. The Dutch had set up shop on the southern part of the island so they put up the wall to defend themselves against the British and pirates.

Very interesting.

 

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