Woodcutters, Fires, and the Long Island Railroad’s impact on the Forests of Brookhaven How did commercial enterprises impact the native forests of Brookhaven? What was the major “farm” export from Brookhaven in the nineteenth century? How long does it tak
Who built the various Long Island mills? How were mills adapted to local conditions in the late 19th century? What was the function of these mills? Where were most mills located? How long did it take to build a mill?
Weather and weather events have shaped the history of Long Island, sometimes in not so subtle ways. This program will examine some of the more extreme examples of this influence as well as some of the more subtle. The program will try to answer some of the following questi