Two centuries ago in January 1821, Henry C. Sleight, a Sag Harbor resident who had served in the War of 1812, founded the Long Island Farmer in Jamaica, Queens, kicking off a long and proud legacy that has evolved into the publication you’re reading today.
The Captain Kangaroo star did not let fame rule his life and was involved in his Long Island community.
The owners who published the old daily version of Long Island Press had a no-girls-allowed policy. Ironically, now the paper is owned by a woman.
Wealthy socialite and suffragist, Long Island's Alva Belmont, was the president and primary benefactor of the National Woman's Party, which fought for women's right to vote in the early 20th century.
Though most people assume that slavery was only prevalent in the South, Long Island has its own history of enslaving Black people for more than 200 years.
Catch pieces of presidential history throughout Long Island while gearing up for the presidential inauguration.
Feather Hill, an Italianate farmhouse and barn built in 1840, is listed for sale at 195 Beckwith Ave. in Southold.