Forgotten Tales of Long Island

Forgotten Tales of Long Island

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by Richard Panchyk
     
 

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In this enthralling new book, Richard Panchyk has compiled a collection of true stories from Long Island's history sure to befuddle, baffle and bemuse even lifelong residents. Who knew that Plum Island was bought with a barrel of biscuits and a few fishhooks? Or that an Oyster Bay woman accused of being a witch was instead found guilty of being a Quaker?

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In this enthralling new book, Richard Panchyk has compiled a collection of true stories from Long Island's history sure to befuddle, baffle and bemuse even lifelong residents. Who knew that Plum Island was bought with a barrel of biscuits and a few fishhooks? Or that an Oyster Bay woman accused of being a witch was instead found guilty of being a Quaker? Little-known tales of snake-eyed horses, naked ghosts, swamp serpents and cats riding horses offer a fresh look at Long Island's past. Culled from numerous period sources, including newspapers, books and historical records, these little stories are notable both as entertaining anecdotes and as forgotten history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596293816
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
02/09/2008
Pages:
155
Sales rank:
1,177,746
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Richard Panchyk holds a master's in anthropology from the University of Massachusetts. He is the author of numerous books for young adult readers, having written Engineering the City, Our Supreme Court, and several titles for the "For Kids" series, including Archaeology for Kids, World War II for Kids, Galileo for Kids, and Franklin D. Roosevelt for Kids. He is also the author of A History of Westbury, Long Island (History Press, 2007).

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Forgotten Tales of Long Island 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She cuts off and picks up the blade, cutting twelve shallow marks on her neck. She gets up and walkd back to camp