Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Organization of the Town of Riverhead, Suffolk County, N.Y., At Riverhead, July 4, 1892.

New York & Chicago: The Republic Press, 1894. F 52 pages; with history of this American town; with history of the town's anniversary proceedings, various addresses and reception notices; story of the day, "...The day arrived (the weather was all that could be desired)...a gala-day appearance, residences and business places being handsomely decorated with patriotic emblems and flags. The parade formed on Main Street near the railroad...At the head was Benjamin T. Davis, Grand Marshal. Then came the Greenport Brass Band, Leader Geehring, making a fine appearance in their handsome uniforms, and pleasing all by their excellent music...(with) ladies in costumes of many years agone, busily working a spinning wheel; citizens of the town in wagons..."; with a history of the settling of (America and) Riverhead by Orville B. Ackerly, Esq.; an address by Professor Joseph M. Belford of Riverhead; benediction given by Rev. Dr. Whitaker, of Southold; "...there were sports of various kinds at the Fair Grounds, and in the evening there was a very creditable display of fireworks set off on the south side of the river, near the water's edge, an excellent place for the purpose...altogether a successful and satisfactory celebration..."; old paper wraps nearly gone, a few pieces left of the front and taped to it; contents with some edge wear; good condition and an interesting Riverhead Long Island historical document and genealogical reference. Good S (Item ID: 16498)


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