America's Sunrise Land; In Their Words

For well over one hundred years people have been coming to East Quogue to enjoy all that it has to offer for rest and relaxation.
This exhibit is celebrating that legacy by letting those vacationers tell us about their time, and highlighting the hotels and boarding houses that entertained them.


It is a first hand account of their time here.
A glimpse into the past that isn't really that different from today.

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Brooklyn Times Union, August 16, 1913
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Southampton Chronicle
February 29, 1996 

Captain John Carter Boarding House

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August 9, 1910

Mrs. S.J. Coffey
East Moriches
Long Island

Having a fine time.

Loveingly.

K and **

Clover Cottage

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What may be in the fall of 1910

Dear Fred: My promised letter will reach you the latter part of this week.

Yours with love,
Father

Fred J Biele C.E.
61 High Street East
Detroit Mich.

East Quogue House / Howell House

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Owners of the East Quogue Boarding House
Lewis Elbert Howell and Inez (Corwin) Howell

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Naomi Ellen (Carter) Howell (Mother of Lewis) on left and Mrs. Ethel Foster

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East Quogue/ Howell House Photograph

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East Quogue/ Howell House Photograph

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April 23 8 AM 1919

Dear Ethel

I am having a find time over here. I am going up to Westhampton Wednesday. Am going home Sunday.

Write
Agnes Gordon

Log Cabin Inn

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This man's ancestor signed the Dec. of Independence.

East Quogue, L.I. July 23, 1905

Dear Emma:-


We played ball here yesterday and John O. & I staid overnight. Are having a bully time. 

Went to a dance & show last night.
This is the log cabin where I am writing from built by the owner.

Write soon
Yours,
Billy Boy

 

Mrs. C.A. Christensen, Rochester, NY
187 Laburnam Cres.

Pine Grove House

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Aug 22 1912

We are at East Quogue now on our way home. We went to Shelter Island to-day.

With Love,
Marion J.

Mrs. Sarah E. Seaman
Wantagh, L.I.
C/O Mr. E.J. Seaman

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Oct 19 8 AM 1917

Mrs. Adolph Ott
Babylon
N.Y.

BACK THE BOYS IN THE TRENCHES BUY LIBERTY LOAN AND BOND
INQUIRE AT ANY BANK OR POST OFFICE

R
ecieved your letter yesterday.  I will be home sometome sunday for a little while Ha.Ha. The boat with a cross on the other is one just like my new one.
Phil.

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Pine View House / Puchmueller's Inn
 

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Reminiscences of Florence Vail as recorded by Pat Shutleworth in  1982

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September 1911
Miss Margaret 
c/o Mrs. H Swift
14 Natsou Avenue
West Orange, NJ

Dear Margaret,

IF the trucks come before we get home, do not let the expressmen take them upstairs. Leave them in the hall downstairs.
JB James.

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Brooklyn Daily Eagle September 3, 1899

Studio Inn & The Oakland

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1982 Lucibel Downs Ward interview by Patricia Shuttleworth

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Miss Ethel McGlroy
Kenwood Cottage
Charleston Beach R.I


7/15/13

Camped at Shinnecock Hills last night.

Something to do *the time
Writing these cards on the road, with a troublesome house so bother with.

Arthur

 

The Oaks

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September 8, 1917

Mrs Oscar Havens
Bridgehampton
Long Island


I was so glad to get your postal and letter. Would like to see you so much. Will answer your letter soon. lots of love to all.
Belle
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Roselawn Cottage

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Dear Mr Quinn

We are enjoying the country
wish you might step in and see us. Hope you are all well, and take your daily tonic at the drive.

Love from all 
Mrs J.M Lee
June 21 3pm 1918; Mr. P.H. Quinn
110 Morningside Ave., N.Y. City

Vail House

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Reminiscences of Florence Vail as recorded by Pat Shutleworth in  1982

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The New York Times June 12, 1904