A Brief History of Amityville, Long Island, N.Y.
Lauder, William T.

Amityville, Long Island, N.Y.: Author Published, 1970. F iii + 31 pages + v + (3) pages of advertisement at back; background history of Amityville, written in anecdotal fashion; "...I undertook to prepare this especially for presentation at the first, and hopefully, annual Old Fashioned Village Fair sponsored by the Amityville Historical Society to be held on May 23, 1970..."; information on the geography, climate, first settlers after the native Americans John Ketchum, Jonas Platt, James Chichester, Timothy Conklin, Sr. buying from the local Massapequa Indians; visit of George Washington in 1790; Methodist Church histories, Bethel African Methodist, others; origins of the name "Amity"; foundation of the post office, roads, railroad transportation, Civil War volunteers including African American George Lyons; population growth, banking, schools, diptheria epidemic in 1895; newspapers, shipwreck of the "Roda"; trolley line; Lawrence Sperry guided missile launch; boatbuilding history, preservation of old structures in Amityville; a list of prominent people who had come to the village; the appendix gives the names of the officers of the Amityville Historical Society, the charter members, student members of the time; approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" size; original cream white illustrated stapled paper wrap covers; slight wear; contents clean, in very good condition and interesting Amityville genealogy and local history material. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 23993)


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