Throggs Neck-Pelham Bay

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Discover the history of the Throggs Neck-Pelham Bay community's early residents and its place in an ever-changing America. First settled in 1643, Throggs Neck-Pelham Bay lies along the west bank of Eastchester Bay in the Bronx. It was once an area of grand estates and farms and was home to some of the wealthiest people in America, including Collis P. Huntington and Catherine Lorillard Wolfe. Throggs Neck-Pelham Bay offers a unique glimpse into the past, through carefully preserved images and a thoroughly researched text. The images in this volume cover all of the communities included in the charter granted to John Throckmorton by the Dutch in 1642. Called Vriedlandt or "Land of Peace" by Dutch authorities, the area eventually fell prey to the burdens of war during the American Revolution. The images in Throggs Neck-Pelham Bay depict all aspects of life, from work to play. View the early modes of transportation used by the residents, the schools and churches they attended, the homes they lived in, and the activities they enjoyed. Readers will delight in the memories of yesteryear and the images of a young and undaunted America.
ISBN: 9780738500133
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authors and local historians Bill Twomey and John McNamara bring the past to life and offer new insight into the history of Throggs Neck-Pelham Bay. The author of History in Asphalt and McNamara's Old Bronx, John McNamara also collaborated with Bill Twomey on an earlier book, Throggs Neck Memories. In this delightful addition to the Images of America series, the two authors continue their exploration of the history of the community.
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