East Hampton

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East Hampton began as a fishing and farming community in the 1600s, but by the late 18th century, the area had grown to be a popular summer destination. Within a year of its construction in 1796, the Montauk Lighthouse was already attracting tourists. By the mid-19th century, steamships and railroads were taking visitors to see the magnificent beaches and stay in the boardinghouses. The smaller East Hampton communities, such as Montauk, Amagansett, and Wainscott, also became favored locations for people escaping the heat of the cities, and they remain highly sought-after destinations today.
ISBN: 9781467116039
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 219
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Richard Barons and Isabel Carmichael are staff members at the East Hampton Historical Society, which has been collecting postcards of the township since the organization was founded in 1921. After several years of carefully cataloging and organizing the collection, the authors realized that the cards form a charming and nostalgic visual history that could be found in no other book.
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