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Long Island for Kids: Long Island History

This guide will inform kids about the history of our very own Long Island!

History of Motor Parkway

World's first parkway, this limited access private toll road ran from Fresh Meadows, Queens to Lake Ronkonkoma, Long Island.

Robert Moses

Robert Moses, builder of Jones Beach and the vast network of roads and bridges that opened the Long Island up for development and use by the people.

History of Vanderbilt Mansion

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