Elinor Smith was a world-class pilot before she was out of her teens.
Part one of Chapter 7: The Modern Era
Part one of Chapter 7 of “Long Island: Our Story” is available here.
The story of the Big Duck
Born as a creature of commerce, the Big Duck grew to symbolize Long Island.
Part two of Chapter 6: City and Suburb
Read part two of Long Island Our Story Chapter 6: City and Suburb.
The architect of desire
Stanford White, designer of elegant Long Island houses for the Gilded Age.
The White House on the hill
As president, Theodore Roosevelt spent summers at his beloved Cove Neck mansion.
Submarines in LI waters
John Holland's persistence at America's first sub base leads to improvements.
- Part one of Chapter 6: City and Suburb
Home on the plains
Grazing land gives way to Garden City, one of the earliest planned developments.
The shellfish that made LI famous
South Shore shellfish were welcomed internationally and brought prosperity home.
The LIRR gets on track
After discovering Long Island, the LIRR pulls ahead by absorbing other lines.