The History of Rockville Centre
Bassett, Preston R. & Arthur L. Hodges

Uniondale, Long Island: Author Copyright: Printed By Salisbury Printers, 1969. F x + 244 pages. Black and white illustrated throughout; with the history, architecture, business, professional & social organizations & personalities of Rockville Centre. The authors, both historians of the town collaborated on the effort. Bassett's portion "...started with the geology of the South Shore and its effect on the early history of the region, from the Indians to the old Mill operators and the earliest settlers. Arthur Hodges, on the other hand, as editor of The Nassau Daily Review for many years, has had first-hand knowledge of the growth of the Village, the development of its government, and its outstanding public services. He has also known personally most of the men who have played important parts in the last half-century of the village...history of region which is comprehensive in both place and time. The story covers the Mill River area rather than just the Village..." (from the author's Preface). Illustrated dustjacket over hardcover binding; light edge, tips wear, sunning to the spine & some darkening & spotting to the back of the jacket; in very good condition. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 24724)


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