East Rockaway

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East Rockaway is a village on the south shore of Nassau County, Long Island. In 1689, Joseph Haviland built a gristmill, which became the center of economic, social, and cultural life for the next century and a half, until the arrival of the railroad changed the focus of East Rockaway. Shipping waned, milling became obsolete, and new families arrived as East Rockaway entered the 20th century. A picturesque community, the village was incorporated in an effort by the village fathers to fight against unnecessary taxation. Today East Rockaway is a suburban community, with many of its residents employed locally, and it embraces its portrayal as a somnolent, quiet village.
ISBN: 9780738565408
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Patricia C. Sympson, Ph.D., is a retired educator and secretary of the Historical Society of East Rockaway and Lynbrook. The treasure trove of pictures and information in East Rockaway has been gathered from the Historical Society of East Rockaway and Lynbrook and from many residents, past and present, who maintain a love of their community.
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