Long Island (Yesterday & Today) : Since its inception, Long Island has proven itself capable of adapting with the times. What was once a land of potato farms and a coastal haven for whalers, anglers, and shipbuilders transformed into a playground for the rich and famous. Twentieth-century Long Island was born amid barons, dignitaries, and celebrities; the landscape was dotted with mansions and signs of extreme affluence. But Long Island proved to be much more than a weekend getaway spot. Innovations in aeronautics, science, and medicine placed its companies at the forefront of their respective industries. While always moving forward, Long Island also protected its past and retained its splendor. Packed with photos and memorabilia, Long Island: Yesterday and Today honors an island that has come a long way without forgetting its origins.
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