Gravesend - New York City

Finding Lady Moody in Gravesend

In 1643 Lady Deborah Moody bought 7,000 acres in Gravesend, New York, as a haven for religious dissenters. It was the only town in New Netherlands that was owned and governed by a woman.

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How Pierre Lorillard brought the Gilded Age to Jobstown

In the 1870s the Rancocas Stock Farm was renowned throughout the horse racing world for its prize-winning thoroughbreds and luxurious, state-of-the-art facilities.

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My mother's lavender afghan

How My Mother Learned to Knit

One cool winter morning in 1932, my mother, Helen, arrived at her fourth-grade class at the Marks Street School in Orlando, Florida, wearing a bright red kimono jacket with wide seed-stitch bands around the edges.

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