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East Hampton, Suffolk, New York, USA - East Hampton, From the Church Belfry  Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes.

Polly Sweet was born in Sag Harbor in 1815 and immediately upon getting married in 1835 convinced her husband that fame and fortune awaited them in California. Starting out by wagon they traveled to Albany, across New York State to Buffalo and by packet-ship to Chicago. she eventually crossed the Rocky Mountains through Colorado, Utah, Nevada and reached Sutters Fort in California in 1845. Polly Sweet was the first woman from New York State to cross the Great Plains to the Pacific coast by prairie wagon. When gold was discovered in 1848 in Central California Polly Sweet became the first American woman at the scene of discovery. easthampton.com

The town includes the village of East Hampton, as well as the hamlets of Montauk, Amagansett, Wainscott, and Springs. It also includes part of the incorporated village of Sag Harbor. wikipedia




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East Hampton Nostalgia: Vintage Photos, Ads, and Postcards

East Hampton, From the Church Belfry

Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation
East Hampton, Suffolk, New York, USA

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East Hampton, From the Church Belfry

Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
William C. Bryant
Appleton, 1872
Windmills at East Hampton
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
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Windmills at East Hampton
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Clinton Hall, East Hampton, L.I.
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Clinton Hall, East Hampton, L.I.
Town Pond
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Town Pond
Village Pond and Maidstone Arms
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Village Pond and Maidstone Arms
Union School, 1905
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Union School, 1905

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"Home Sweet Home", 1906
The Maidstone Inn, 1906
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The Maidstone Inn, 1906
Road to the Beach, 1907
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Road to the Beach, 1907
Main Street, looking East, 1907
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Main Street, looking East, 1907
St. Luke's Church
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St. Luke's Church
The Bathing Pavilion, East Hampton, L.I., 1909
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The Bathing Pavilion, East Hampton, L.I., 1909
The Maidstone Club, 1909
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The Maidstone Club, 1909
Episcopal Church
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Guild Hall
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The Library, 1910
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The Library, 1910
Main Street, 1910
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Presbyterian Church
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The Huntting House, 1911
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The Huntting House, 1911
High School
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Catholic Church
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Main Street, 1930s
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1854 - East Hampton
East Hampton, a post-township of Suffolk county. New York, forming the eastern extremity of Long Island, terminating in Montauk point. Population, 2122.

East Hampton, a post-village in the above township, near the ocean, about 110 miles E. by N. from New York. It has a church, an academy, and probably 600 inhabitants.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1869 - Fire
A New York telegram, of the 2d, states that a large fire had been raging for a few days previous in the woods between Sag Harbor and East Hampton, Long Island. It has burned over five hundred acres, and caused a vast amount of damage.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
April 10, 1869
1895 - East Hampton
East Hampton, a post-village and summer resort in East Hampton township, Suffolk co., N.Y., is about 1 mile from the Atlantic Ocean, and 7 miles S.E. of Sag Harbor. It has 2 churches and 2 windmills. Pop. in 1890, 1111. The township forms the eastern part of Long Island, and has a pop. of 2431.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1907 - Meteor
A large meteor fell into the sea of Amagansett, L. I., causing an upheaval of water that did considerable damage.
The Clinton Mirror
Clinton, Iowa
August 24, 1907
1916
East Hampton, a banking post-village and summer- resort in East Hampton township (town), Suffolk co., N.Y., at the E. extremity of Long Island, and 7 miles SE. of Sag Harbor. It is on the Long Island R. Pop. about 1000 ; of the town (which includes part of Sag Harbor village) in 1900, 3746. East Hampton has been a favorite spot with painters.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in East Hampton:
1. Main Beach: Start your East Hampton adventure with a visit to Main Beach. It's consistently ranked as one of the top beaches in the United States. Relax on the pristine white sands, swim in the clear waters, and soak up the sun. There's even a snack bar and a playground for kids.

2. Montauk Point Lighthouse: Head to nearby Montauk Point to explore the iconic Montauk Point Lighthouse. Climb to the top for breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and Block Island Sound. The museum on site provides insights into the area's maritime history.

3. Guild Hall: If you're interested in the arts, visit Guild Hall in East Hampton Village. This cultural center hosts exhibitions, concerts, theater performances, and film screenings. It's a hub for the local artistic community.

4. LongHouse Reserve: This 16-acre sculpture garden and art museum showcases contemporary art and stunning landscaping. Take a leisurely stroll through the gardens and admire the outdoor sculptures and art... Read MORE...

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