This captivating look at two north shore enclaves over time, as they have changed from small farming hamlets to thriving suburban communities, highlights the many changes occurring over more than three centuries.
Churches, fire departments and schools were established, farms made way for suburban housing developments, and local residents worked together as these communities grew from small, close-knit farming hamlets catering to summer visitors from New York City.
Learn about the Revolutionary war raid that began at the harbor at Old Mans; discover the existence of a long-forgotten railway; and follow the progress of historical preservation and civic activism which helped firmly establish Mount Sinai and Miller Place as thriving communities, dedicated to both remembering the past and protecting their quality of life in the future.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Edna Davis Giffen belongs to the twelfth generation of the Davis family to live in Mount Sinai. She has researched, published, and presented on local history with the focus on Mount Sinai and Miller Place. She is an active member, archivist and past-president of the Miller Place-Mount Sinai Historical Society.
Ann M. Becker is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Empire State College, and received her doctorate from Stony Brook University in 2005. She has both published and regularly presented her scholarly work. She also participated in the documentary, Greetings from Fire Island which aired in 2014, and has previously published a history of Mount Sinai.
Publisher: America Through Time
State: New York
Series: America Through Time
Images: 200 Color
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)