Eisenhower Park is one of Long Island’s most beloved and well-known attractions.
Larger than New York City’s Central Park, the park is located on what was once the flat, wide open grassland known as the Hempstead Plains, which was the largest stretch of prairie east of the Mississippi River.
This book offers a visual journey through the park's history, from its early days as the Salisbury Golf Links to its conversion into a park in the 1940s, and its continued growth through the present day, highlighting some of the key moments, famous visitors, and quirky places within the park in fascinating vintage and current images.
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
SERIES: America Through Time
DIMENSIONS: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)