Lake Ronkonkoma Historical Society Publications
 
Three Waves - The Story of Lake Ronkonkoma

Written by Ann Farnum Curtis (1976). The title refers to the three waves of people who came to Lake Ronkonkoma and caused dramatic changes. Early deeds, records, old journals, scrapbooks and family genealogies were available to Ann for her research. Old timers shared their memories and anecdotes and treasured pictures were loaned for use in this book. When the book was released in 1976, Ann Curtis said "It is my hope that this book will spark a feeling of civic pride in the community and have a constructive effect on its future." - $14.99
Images of America - The Long Island Motor Parkway

Written by Howard Kroplick and Al Velocci - A forerunner of the modern highway system, the Long Island Motor Parkway was constructed during the advent of the automobile and at a pivotal time in American History.  Following a spectacular death during the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup Race, the concept of a privately owned speedway on Long Island was developed by William K. Vanderbilt, Jr. and his business associates.  It would be the first highway built exclusively for the automobile. $21.99
Ronkonkoma Remembered - A West Side Story / Volume One

Written by Frederick J. Kraics III - A pictorial history of the West Side of Lake Ronkonkoma and its Country Estates, Beach Pavilions, Hotels, Night Clubs, Inns and Restaurants.  A glimpse at a bygone era and celebration of Ronkonkoma's rich history.  Sold exclusively by the Lake Ronkonkoma Historical Society. $30.00
Ronkonkoma Remembered - A West Side Story / Volume Two

Written by Frederick J. Kraics III - A pictorial history of the West Side of Lake Ronkonkoma and its Businesses, Places of Interest, Transportation and Population Growth Mystery.  A glimpse at a bygone era and celebration of Ronkonkoma's rich history.  Sold exclusively by the Lake Ronkonkoma Historical Society. $30.00

 

Blue Devil Machine Gunner - An Interview with my Father

Written by Frederick J. Kraics III - During World War II, Winston Churchill called Italy the "soft under-belly of Europe." Therefore, it was selected as the first place the United States and England chose to directly attack the Axis Powers in Europe. The author's father, Frederick J. Kraics II was a soldier in one of the allied divisions which fought its way up the Italian Peninsular. This book is dedicated to his memories. Sold exclusively by the Lake Ronkonkoma Historical Society. $20.00 

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