Settled in the mid-17th century by the Dutch and English, Oyster Bay has a rich history that still retains much of its charm and character today. Not only was Oyster Bay Theodore Roosevelt’s hometown, but he brought the executive branch of the government to his home from 1902 to 1908.
In a new book by Arcadia Publishing, town historian John E. Hammond uses over 200 vintage photographs to take readers on a nostalgic journey down memory lane.
Come see the home of “Typhoid Mary,” the gold coast setting of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, and more.
Highlights of Oyster Bay:
• Features images from private collections, including the author’s collection, many of which have never been published
• Chronicles the history of the hamlet in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
• Contains several period photographs of the volunteer fire companies which were organized in 1888 and 1890
• Shows the people and places that made Oyster Bay what it is today
A portion of the sales of the book will go to the Oyster Bay Historical Society Angela Koenig Research and Collections Center Building Fund.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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