101 Glimpses of the South Fork

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Long Island's South Fork—famous for the Hamptons—is now one of the hottest summer destinations for the wealthiest and most famous Americans. But it wasn't always so…. When European explorers arrived on Long Island's southeastern-most shores in the seventeenth century, they shared the land with the Montauket and Shinnecock Indians. The South Fork remained relatively rural until the railroad arrived in the 1870s. In this pictorial history, Richard Panchyk surveys how dramatically the landscape has changed, from the famous Montauk Lighthouse and iconic windmills to the sprawling mansions and opulent hotels, and highlights some of the notable figures who graced these shores, including New York politicians and a plethora of artists and celebrities. Showcasing the South Fork's famous faces and places, Panchyk reveals this coastal community's bygone era.
ISBN: 9781596296701
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: Vintage Images
Images: 103
Pages: 128
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) and Forgotten Tales of Long Island (History Press 2008).
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