Staten Island

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Staten Island, one of the five boroughs of New York City, is still remembered fondly for the 5¢ Staten Island Ferry ride to Manhattan. The rolling hills of Staten Island greet ships as they enter the Narrows of New York Harbor and sail beneath the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. The island's ever-evolving history dates back to days as a hunting ground of the Lenape Indian tribe. Today, it is a thriving suburban community. In this volume, the reader will explore the roots of this historic island, tour its streets, and meet some memorable Staten Islanders—Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, founder of one of the largest fortunes in America;Governor Daniel Tompkins, who served as vice presidentof the United States under President Monroe; and AliceAusten, one of the pre-eminent women photographersof the nineteenth century. Italian patriot Giuseppe Garibaldi and inventor Antonio Meucci created a legacy on the island, as did the oystermen from Snow Hill, Maryland, who founded Sandy Ground. The reader also glimpses historic charitable organizations such as Sailors' Snug Harbor and Mount Loretto and visits the living village known as Historic Richmondtown.
ISBN: 9780738545455
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Margaret Lundrigan and Tova Navarra, both authors of a wide range of topics, have shared their talents to recount numerous facts and legends of this amazing place. The compilation of over 200 photographs will delight both old and new “students” of Staten Island and will serve as an engaging documentary on the area's contribution to the power of the American spirit.
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