In the first book published specifically on the Town of North Hempstead, author Howard Kroplick takes readers on a visual journey of the history of the town including the people, places and landmarks that have created its identity. Historic documents, maps and rare images have been culled from a wide variety of town and village archives, museums, libraries, schools and private collections, some of these documents date back from 1654. The book spans the history of the area from the real estate treaty with the Algonquian people in 1654 to current times showing the community as a sprawling suburb.
North Hempstead celebrates the 400th anniversary of the European discovery of the Long Island Sound and the area which became the Town of North Hempstead. Kroplick hopes that the book “will further document the history, growth and evolution of the town into one of the “Best Places to Live in America.””
Highlights of North Hempstead include:
•The lives and homes of North Hempstead’s rich and famous including, William Cullen Bryant, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Philip Sousa, George M. Cohan, Groucho Marx and the Vanderbilt and Guggenheim families.
•Twelve “Now and Then” pages, which show the transformation from a farming and estate community to a busy suburban area.
•Images of historic documents such as the 1654 real estate treaty with the Algonquian people and the 1665 Duke’s Laws, which established the basic principles of law and local government.
*All author proceeds from the book will be donated to various North Hempstead agencies including; Child Abuse Prevention Services, The Roslyn Landmark Society and the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center.*
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online (http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/
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