Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays from the Long Island History Blog

"Children's Room at Hempstead Library. Children reading at tables. Christmas tree on table."

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Long Island Memories,376

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to see a link to our blog from yours! May we link back to here from our website Community Pictures ?

January 27, 2009 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

I found your blog awhile back, and thought it was good! I was raised in LI and always felt saddened of what progress did to it. I realize that many people from Europe came to "The New World". But it was written how beautiful the Indians said Manhattan was...all hilly and all of it was plowed flat. The Oysters and beauty was supposed to be something. What a shame it wasnt preserved. My husbands from Scotland and they "greenbelt" everything. Special planning permission and all. Yes subdivisions go up, but all carefull watched! Thue England and Scotlands beayuy has been well preserves. How sad how everythings plowed up and ruined here. My cousins in Staten Island and said how they ruined that place too building condos next to old Victorian homes, plowing down old Vic homes too that should of been saved. She said they have since stopped but its ruined it now she said. Are you still doing research? We were never taught the history of LI either in school!!!

March 13, 2010 at 7:54 PM  
Blogger scott said...

Well, I wouldn't call it research :) but when if find interesting things I might post them here. I have learned a lot more than I have posted here, its mostly time constraints that keep me from posting as being a historian is not really how I make a living. There are lots of great books on LI history and even more on the web if you dig hard enough. Its amazing how detailed history actually is.

There are things preserved on Long Island, but the sites are scattered. The population density is high due to proximity to NYC and as unfortunate side effect, there is no stopping progress. But progress itself can be interesting. If you look at historic photos of Port Washington or Roosevelt Field its amazing to see how much history is under people feet or in the aether around them. Hey, I feel some new posts coming on, perhaps...

March 13, 2010 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger Janet said...

Sorry about the typos gads. Yes I would really love to hear anything you can say about Long Island! Hope you will post more!

March 14, 2010 at 12:15 AM  

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