Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Daily Escape



For the past few months now, I've been dreaming about the Hamptons. Six years ago when I was living in Manhattan with my sister, I hopped the Jitney when my mom came to visit, we toured and spent the day in East Hampton. It was the perfect day trip and I seriously can't wait to get back. Did you know these five things about East Hamtpon? 

1. East Hampton was the first English settlement in the state of New York.

2.It is about six miles wide aand less than a mile at its narrowest point.

2. Polly Sweet was the first woman from New York State (from East Hampton) to cross the Great Plains to the Pacific coast by prairie wagon. When gold was discovered in 1848 in Central California Polly Sweet became the first American woman at the scene of discovery.

4. The town has jurisdiction over Gardiners Island, which is one of the largest privately owned islands in the United States.

5. Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner made East Hampton the artist haven it is today!

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