Once the largest prairie east of the Mississippi, the Hempstead Plains is a historic area in the heart of Nassau County.
Home to the Cradle of Aviation and the site where Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis lifted off on its famous transatlantic flight, the area was also the site of important military camps and air bases, storied polo fields and golf courses, and legendary automobile and horse racing.
In this unique book, you can revel in amazing aerial views of the Hempstead Plains that reveal many of the remnants of the area’s glorious past, including the remaining swath of grasslands and the last bit of runway on what was once Mitchel Field.
Fasten your seat belts and enjoy your tour through one of Long Island’s most fascinating and treasured locations.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Born and raised in Queens, Richard Panchyk attended prestigious Stuyvesant High School in Lower Manhattan. It was during an elective senior year class on New York City history that he first became fascinated with the story of the Big Apple. He published his first book at age 21, and since then has authored or edited 25 books. His New York City books include: German New York City, Catholic New York City, New York City Skyscrapers, and New York City History for Kids. He has also authored four books on Long Island's history, and four books on American history.
PUBLISHER: America Through Time
STATE: New York
DIMENSIONS: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)