Looking back at Orient's history

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Orient is located at the tip of the North Fork in the Town of Southold. It was originally named Poquatuck after the local native American tribe, and later Oysterponds.

A view of Village Lane, then called Main
(Credit: Courtesy of Oysterponds Historical Society)

A view of Village Lane, then called Main Street, in Orient, in 1910.

A view of Village Lane, then called Main
(Credit: Courtesy of Oysterponds Historical Society)

A view of Village Lane, then called Main Street, including the post office, in 1937.

Village House, originally built by Augustus Griffin in
(Credit: Courtesy of Oysterponds Historical Society)

Village House, originally built by Augustus Griffin in 1798, is photographed in the early 1900s.

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A view of Orient Wharf as taken from
(Credit: Courtesy of Oysterponds Historical Society)

A view of Orient Wharf as taken from a ferry circa 1900.

In aerial view of Orient circa 1930.
(Credit: Courtesy of Oysterponds Historical Society)

In aerial view of Orient circa 1930.

A postcard of a crop of potatoes getting
(Credit: Courtesy of Oysterponds Historical Society)

A postcard of a crop of potatoes getting ready to be shipped out of Orient.

Mount Pleasant House, a popular boarding house in
(Credit: Courtesy of Oysterponds Historical Society)

Mount Pleasant House, a popular boarding house in Orient circa 1880.

Orient Point Inn, the most popular boarding house
(Credit: Courtesy of Oysterponds Historical Society)

Orient Point Inn, the most popular boarding house on the North Fork of Long Island circa 1940.

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An aerial view of Orient circa 1930.
(Credit: Courtesy of Oysterponds Historical Society)

An aerial view of Orient circa 1930.

Ladies play croquet on the lawn of the
(Credit: Courtesy of Oysterponds Historical Society)

Ladies play croquet on the lawn of the Village House circa 1900.

Farmers pose for a photo in the early
(Credit: Courtesy of Oysterponds Historical Society)

Farmers pose for a photo in the early 1900s.

A boy does farm work on an Orient
(Credit: Courtesy of Oysterponds Historical Society)

A boy does farm work on an Orient farm circa 1920.

The Montauk, a ferry on the Montauk Steamboat
(Credit: Courtesy of Oysterponds Historical Society)

The Montauk, a ferry on the Montauk Steamboat Line, pulls into the dock at Orient Point in 1906.

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Boats dock at the Orient Wharf.
(Credit: Courtesy of Oysterponds Historical Society)

Boats dock at the Orient Wharf.

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