Nassau County was born at an auspicious and exciting time, on the cusp of a new century and a major transition from a series of quiet farming communities to a hub for industry, a playground for the rich, a training ground for soldiers heading to war, and a cradle for the nascent aviation industry that was to result in the most famous flight in the nation’s history.
Much has changed over time in Nassau County—farms have vanished, new highways have been built, historic buildings and sites have been obliterated, and housing developments and shopping centers of all types and sizes have sprung up.
Yet despite all of this “progress,” there are still glimmers of the county’s storied past scattered throughout the county.
The images in this book capture moments in the fast-paced and ever-evolving history of Nassau County, showing places of great contrast over time as well as celebrating bastions of historic preservation where time stands still.
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
Images: 183 color
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)