Syosset People and Places

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The hamlet of Syosset, located on Long Island's North Shore, was settled by the Dutch and English in 1648 and was known as Eastwoods. It was not until 1854, when the Long Island Rail Road named its new stop, that the hamlet was given the name Syosset. The presence of the railroad led to a continued population expansion as local farmers prospered and newcomers discovered and joined the desirable community. By the last half of the 20th century, the excellence of Syosset's schools drew new residents eager to raise their children around a solid education. Through rare photographs and postcards, Syosset People and Places presents the residents, homes, businesses, and schools that have shaped this historic community.
ISBN: 9780738557922
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
John Delin grew up in Syosset and graduated from Syosset High School in 1960. Through the Internet, he reached out and built a large network of former classmates and helped organize reunions. With his late classmate and colleague Pamela Boslet Buskin, he developed a nonprofit Syosset-related Web site. Using photographs and memorabilia from past and present residents, Delin has preserved the history of the community through this book.