QUEENS COUNTY A History in Pictures
Queens County: A History in Pictures offers the definitive look at the county and its people. Since 1929, the Queens County Historical Society has been collecting photographs of the people, industry, landscapes and events of Queens County. To date, the collection contains more than 40,000 photographs and thousands of artifacts.
Over the years, many historical figures, including baseball legend Babe Ruth, renowned author Zane Grey, and famed Chicago financier Thomas Howell, have come to fish, hunt and discover the riches of the area's land and sea. This collection captures that history like never before. You can almost hear the call of the wild and the roar of the ocean.
"This commemorative volume, showcasing Queens County through archival photographs, is a vivid and delightful way (and one of the strongest methods) of conveying local history. It's so important to keep this knowledge alive."
Ruth Holmes Whitehead, ONS, author of The Old Man Told Us
"A picture is, indeed, worth a thousand words. The breadth and depth of the images in this work do justice to those who came before us and whose cumulative effort is enjoyed by today's residents. This book is a 'keeper' by every measure."
Hon. John G. Leefe DCL, author of Atlantic Privateers
Kathleen Stitt started her career in museums 28 years ago when she began working as a heritage interpreter and researcher. She has an undergraduate degree in English and history from Saint Mary's University. Linda Rafuse was born in Toronto, but has spent most of her life in Milton. She joined the Queens County Museum and the Queens County Historical Society in 1986 as a volunteer. She has been the director of the museum since the mid-1990s. Vernon Oickle is an international award-winning journalist, editor and writer. He is the author of 31 books, including Red Sky at Night, Nova Scotia Outrageous Outhouse Reader, Strange Nova Scotia, Bluenosers' Book of Slang and Ghost Stories of Nova Scotia.