A History of Westbury, Long Island

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The History Press, 2007 - History - 158 pages
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The Long Island community of Westbury was once a small-town farming neighborhood. While some towns in Brooklyn and Queens mushroomed into urban giants, the population of peaceful Westbury hovered below five hundred. Then the Wall Street tycoons arrived? and everything changed. In A History of Westbury, author Richard Panchyk narrates the dramatic transformation of this once-agricultural hamlet, founded in 1670 by Quakers. Little more than a country town until the first 2 decades of the twentieth century, Westbury changed overnight as titans of industry and finance embarked on a frenzied pace of building and development'mansions, resorts, even a racetrack and an airport'catapulting the community into modern times. Westbury was the site of one of the country's first auto races, the 1904 Vanderbilt Cup. Let Panchyk whisk you through the region's occasionally contentious, frequently dramatic and always entertaining growth and development in A History of Westbury.

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What I've read here, of the book, I enjoyed immensely. If's nice to know that someone wrote about my hometown, and do hope that more about New Cassel will be written as well. Very good reading and learning. Thanks again. D.P. B.

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Quaker Beginnings
From Farms to Suburbs
A Westbury Education
Trees Flowers and Hicks Nurseries
From Horses to Airplanes
Post Avenue The Heart of Westbury
Religion in Westbury
Old Meets New

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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.

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