Councilman Mark Cuthbertson: Huntington History Bits


Councilman Mark Cuthbertson, Town of Huntington

Did you know that Long Island is the most populated island in the United States and the 17th most in the world?

Did you know the Town of Huntington dates from April 2nd, 1653, when Richard Holbrook, Robert Williams and Daniel Whitehead, all from Oyster Bay, bought from Raseokan, Sachem of the Matinecock Tribe a parcel of land now known as the First Purchase?

Did you know that when the Brooklyn Bridge was completed in 1883, it became the first land transport route between Long Island and the mainland United States? Before that, the only travel was by boat.

Did you know that in addition to more than 150 park, numerous trails, and 8 area beaches, the Town of Huntington has preserved more than 240 acres of open space since initiating its first Environmental Open Space Bond Act in 1998.

Long Island - rich in history, and it's where we live.

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