PEOPLE LOCATION HISTORICAL BUILDINGS AND SCHOOLS TRANSPORTATION MISCELLANEOUS

100

Who are the Secatogues?
These indians inhabited West Islip before the 1600's.

100

What are Nassau and Suffolk Counties?
In 1650, these counties were separated on Long Island as Dutch to the west and English to the east.

100

What is an old estate?
By the 1900's all of West Islip consisted of these types of homes.

100

What is the Southside Railroad?
This railroad was extended to Babylon in 1863.

100

What is the Battle of Long Island?
In 1776, many men from West Islip fought in this battle on Long Island.

200

Who are the Gardiners?
In 1639, this family was the first English settlers on Long Island.

200

What is Love Lane?
Higbie Lane used to be known as this lane.

200

What is the first West Islip Library?
Mr. William Dzus, a West Islip businessman, offered a rent free building on Hawley Ave. for the community to use for this purpose.

200

What is the Fire Island Ferry?
This type of transportation was used by passengers to travel from Babylon to the Surf Hotel across the Great South Bay.

200

What is an estate?
In the 1800's, West Islip consisted of many of these large homes like mansions.

300

Who is the Udall family?
This popular family in West Islip owned an estate located on South Country Road.

300

What is the Town of Islip?
In the year 1710, this town was established.

300

What are carriage races?
In the 1800's Sagtikos Manor was used for this popular sport.

300

What is the railroad?
A great quantity of West Islip's lumber was used to make this type of transportation.

300

What are farming, fishing, and lumbering?
These were the main occupations in West Islip in the 1800's.

400

Who is Thomas Willetts?
In the early 1700's, Richard Willetts sold his land to this family member.

400

What is the West Islip Beach?
This beach marks the spot of a lost indian village.

400

What is the Apple Tree Wicke?
In 1692, Stephanus VanCortlandt received a patent for this land known today as the Sagtikos Manor. At that time this land was known by this different name.

400

What are the stagecoach and horseback?
In the 1700-1800's, these were the only means of transportation.

400

What are fertilizers and cloth?
During the winters of the 1800-1900's, farmers would take lumber to New York and bring back these products.

500

Who are Thomas and Richard Willetts?
In 1692, these two brothers purchased part of West Islip from the Indians.

500

What is Higbie Lane?
In 1835, a two room school house was built on this lane.

500

What is the Sagtikos Manor?
While on tour of Long Island in 1790, President George Washington stayed at this historic building.

500

What is the lumber industry?
Engine sparks on the railroad tracks caused fires and practically ended this industry in West Islip.

500

What is WW II?
The population of West Islip grew slowly until after this war.

HISTORY OF WEST ISLIP - Manetuck 101

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