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  1. Oyster Bay (Images of America)
    Oyster Bay (Images of America)
    Oyster Bay (Images of America)
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  2. Oyster Bay (Images of America)

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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.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
John E. Hammond
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Brand: Arcadia Publishing
EAN
9780738565903
Feature
Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN
0738565903
Label
Arcadia Publishing
Manufacturer
Arcadia Publishing
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
128
PublicationDate
2009-08-31
Publisher
Arcadia Publishing
ReleaseDate
2009-08-31
Studio
Arcadia Publishing
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
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