Michael Farmer and Roger McShane, non gang members, were walking through Highbridge Park, in Washington Heights, when they were ambushed by eighteen gang members from two allied gangs, the Egyptian Kings and the Dragons. The small X in the photograph marks the spot, at the steps to the entrance of the pool, where the two boys were attacked. Michael, unable to run, was beaten and stabbed to death with fists, a dog chain, garrison belts, stabbed with a knife and machete. Michael Farmer died on July 30th, 1957.
Thelma Farmer on the Telephone
Michael Farmer (in photograph) Freshman year of High School in 1956
Highbridge Park - The small X marks the spot where Michael was ambushed
The stairs at Highbridge Park where Michael lost his life