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Beginnings: In the centuries before European settlement, Roosevelt was a part of the great forest separating the Hempstead Plains from the meadows and marshes along the South Shore. After the colonists came, the stagecoach route from Hempstead to Babylon passed through the area, and in the late 1700s some entrepreneurs tried to take advantage of the potential business by building taverns. Thus, the community got its first name - Rum Point. The more genteel Greenwich Point became the community's name about 1830. In 1902, when a post office was established, residents renamed it in honor of the current United States president, fellow Nassau County resident Theodore Roosevelt.
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Beginnings: In the centuries before European settlement, Roosevelt was a part of the great forest separating the Hempstead Plains from the meadows and marshes along the South Shore. After the colonists came, the stagecoach route from Hempstead to Babylon passed through the area, and in the late 1700s some entrepreneurs tried to take advantage of the potential business by building taverns. Thus, the community got its first name - Rum Point. The more genteel Greenwich Point became the community's name about 1830. In 1902, when a post office was established, residents renamed it in honor of the current United States president, fellow Nassau County resident Theodore Roosevelt.
Photo: Icehouse Lakes, Roosevelt from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909
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    Jerry Buss' everlasting purple and bold effect
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  • Jerry Buss tribute tonight on ESPN Classic

     
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    The Lakers walked into Thursday's practice with more of an eagerness to play than to sulk. They approached the practice with more of an eagerness to learn than to point fingers. And they finished the practice with more of an eagerness to replicate the...
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