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Shoreham and Wading River


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Shoreham and Wading River by Jane Alcorn
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Wading River, settled by New Englanders in 1671, is reminiscent of a classic New England town with its steepled Congregational Church, village green, ancient cemetery, horse farms, and colonial homes. Shoreham, settled at the turn of the last century, went high-tech with the arrival of brilliant inventor Nikola Tesla and his famous tower and laboratory and highbrow as an eastern outpost of the Gold Coast. The two communities are linked by geography and shared traditions, such as a railroad line (sadly abandoned in 1938), a beautiful beach for summer fun, summer camps galore, an equestrian tradition, and glorious tennis--an unbroken rivalry since 1924. Shoreham and Wading River is an illustrated tale of two good neighbors vividly told through the magic of historic postcards from the Shoreham Village historical archives, the Wading River and Suffolk County Historical Societies, and private collections.

Author Biography

Jane Alcorn is past president of the Wading River Historical Society and president of the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe. Mary Ann Oberdorf is Shoreham Village historian and cochair of the Shoreham Village Centennial Committee.
Release date Australia
July 30th, 2012
Country of Publication
United States
Arcadia Publishing
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