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Title George Washington's 1790 grand tour of Long Island / Dr. Joanne S. Grasso.
Author Grasso, Joanne S., author.
Publication Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2018.
Copyright date ©2018
Description 139 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Call # 973.41 G
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-135) and index.
Summary "After being elected president, George Washington set out to tour the new nation, which was desperate for a unifying symbol. He spent five days on Long Island in April 1790, an area recovering from seven years of devastating British occupation. Washington saw it all, from Brooklyn to Patchogue to Setauket and back. He was honored at each stop and wrote extensive diary entries about his impressions of the carriage stops for food, overnight stays at taverns and private homes, as well as his vision for the future of the region. Author Dr. Joanne S. Grasso traces this momentous journey"--Back cover.
Subject Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Travel.
Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Diaries.
Biography -- 18th century.
Long Island (N.Y.) -- History.
New York (State) -- Long Island. (OCoLC)fst01241714
ISBN 1625859554
9781625859556 (paperback)

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 Central 2nd Fl - HBR Non-Fic  973.41 G    CHECK SHELVES  
 Central 2nd Fl - HBR Non-Fic  973.41 G    CHECK SHELVES