Forgotten Tales of Long Island

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In this enthralling new book, Richard Panchyk has compiled a collection of true stories from Long Island's history sure to befuddle, baffle and bemuse even lifelong residents. Who knew that Plum Island was bought with a barrel of biscuits and a few fishhooks? Or that an Oyster Bay woman accused of being a witch was instead found guilty of being a Quaker? Little-known tales of snake-eyed horses, naked ghosts, swamp serpents and cats riding horses offer a fresh look at Long Island's past. Culled from numerous period sources, including newspapers, books and historical records, these little stories are notable both as entertaining anecdotes and as forgotten history.
ISBN: 9781596293816
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: Forgotten Tales
Images: 17
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 5 (w) x 7 (h)
Richard Panchyk holds a master's in anthropology from the University of Massachusetts. He is the author of numerous books for young adult readers, having written Engineering the City, Our Supreme Court, and several titles for the “For Kids” series, including Archaeology for Kids, World War II for Kids, Galileo for Kids, and Franklin D. Roosevelt for Kids. He is also the author of A History of Westbury, Long Island (History Press, 2007).
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