Settled by the Dutch and English in the mid-17th century, the small hamlet of Oyster Bay has a rich history and retains much of its charm and character. Theodore Roosevelt purchased land at Oyster Bay in 1880 on which he built his home, Sagamore Hill. Oyster Bay became the focus of national attention from 1902 through 1908, when Roosevelt brought the executive branch of the government to Oyster Bay each summer. Many other wealthy New York City families built summer homes at Oyster Bay in the late 19th century, forming the nucleus of what became the gold coast setting for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Louis Comfort Tiffany built his 110-room mansion at Oyster Bay, and “Typhoid Mary” Mallon was identified while working as a cook in the hamlet.
John E. Hammond
Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Used Book in Good Condition
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
very interesting book if you grew up in the area. lots of historic locations and history with photos. Big fan of Teddy Roosevelt.
Oyster Bay is where I was born and grew up as well as my Mom and aunts and uncles. I loved looking at the pictures of the town and reading about the families which the streets were named.
Having read other works on this topic by John Hammond, I intend to purchase a copy the first chance I get!
--Tom Montalbano, Author of Syosset: Images of America
The authorised South African distributor of this product is under no obligation to honour the manufacture's guarantees/warranties or to provide after-sales service.
Please note that this item is imported from the USA, and is designed to be used in the USA. In addition, if the unit is powered it will come with a US plug and an adapter/transformer may be required. Please click here for more information on power requirements, or check with us if you are unsure or need any assistance!
Please also note that certain items cannot be imported, these include Alcohol, Animals, Batteries, Flammable Materials, Currency, Food, Furs, Chemicals, Explosives, Medications, Plants, Seeds, Supplements, Pressurized Cans, Tactical Equipment, Vitamins, Weaponry and Weaponry Accessories. In these cases, the item and information is displayed for reference purposes only. If you are not sure if we are permitted to bring an item, please send us an e-mail with a link to the item to confirm.
Please also ensure that you are ordering the correct item for your particular application as returns to the USA are costly. Product reviews are also provided for most of our items, which can give you a good idea for possible things to look out for and the quality of the item. By clicking Add to Cart, you are confirming that the item is correct and you accept the conditions listed here.