Nassau County Through Time

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Nassau County was born at an auspicious and exciting time, on the cusp of a new century and a major transition from a series of quiet farming communities to a hub for industry, a playground for the rich, a training ground for soldiers heading to war, and a cradle for the nascent aviation industry that was to result in the most famous flight in the nation’s history. Much has changed over time in Nassau County—farms have vanished, new highways have been built, historic buildings and sites have been obliterated, and housing developments and shopping centers of all types and sizes have sprung up. Yet despite all of this “progress,” there are still glimmers of the county’s storied past scattered throughout the county. The images in this book capture moments in the fast-paced and ever-evolving history of Nassau County, showing places of great contrast over time as well as celebrating bastions of historic preservation where time stands still.
ISBN: 9781635000832
Format: Paperback
Publisher: America Through Time
State: New York
Series: America Through Time
Images: 183
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
RICHARD PANCHYK knew he wanted to be a writer by the time he was seven years old. He sold his first “book,” a four-page handwritten trivia booklet written on a folded piece of loose-leaf paper in runny blue ballpoint pen, to a third-grade classmate for a nickel. A native of Elmhurst, Queens, Richard attended Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, where a class on the fascinating history of New York ignited his interest in the area. He has published a total of thirty-four books, including nine titles on New York City and six on Long Island.
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