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Melville

Melville
Beginnings: Melville developed at the intersection of two Indian paths that became major roads. One was first known as Neguntalogue Road and later South Path. It was traveled by Indians and then settlers bringing salt hay from the South Shore to Huntington, and now it is Route 110. Indians originally called the area Sunsquams. After settlement by whites, it was first known in the 17th Century as Samuel Ketcham's Valley after one of the earliest residents. Later it was called Sweet Hollow, perhaps because early settlers found wild honey in the trees growing there.
Photo: The $100,000 Station at Pinelawn from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909
Beginnings: Melville developed at the intersection of two Indian paths that became major roads. One was first known as Neguntalogue Road and later South Path. It was traveled by Indians and then settlers bringing salt hay from the South Shore to Huntington, and now it is Route 110. Indians originally called the area Sunsquams. After settlement by whites, it was first known in the 17th Century as Samuel Ketcham's Valley after one of the earliest residents. Later it was called Sweet Hollow, perhaps because early settlers found wild honey in the trees growing there.
Photo: The $100,000 Station at Pinelawn from "Long Island To-day" by Frederick Ruther, 1909
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  • Moby and his globe collection find a home in the Hollywood Hills

    Moby and his globe collection find a home in the Hollywood Hills
    For a decade, while traveling to perform in concerts, Moby was looking for a new place to call home. His longtime city of choice, New York, had become so gentrified and expensive that artists — his spiritual kin — were being driven out. "I...
  • André Schiffrin dies at 78; publisher founded nonprofit New Press

    When André Schiffrin was fired in 1990 as editor in chief of Pantheon Books, it was regarded as a loud shot in the war between commercialism and quality in American publishing. There were protests by noted authors, including Studs Terkel and Kurt...
  • Throwing the book at 'Thieves of Book Row'

    Throwing the book at  'Thieves of Book Row'
    It is hard to imagine a more gentlemanly trade than the buying and selling of old books. The very word "antiquarian" evokes tweedy, bespectacled fellows moving between dusty shelves to pull down some esoteric intellectual treasure. But as Travis McDade...
  • Lee Melville dies at 74; longtime champion of L.A. theater scene

    Lee Melville, a fierce champion of theater in Los Angeles who was founding editor of the online LA Stage Times magazine and its predecessor, LA Stage, has died. He was 74. Melville was found dead May 21 in West Hollywood. He took his own life, according...
  • Best-known works, yes, but best?

    Best-known works, yes, but best?
    Let's play the author/title association game. I'll give the author, you tell me a title. Herman Melville J.D. Salinger Alice Walker Joseph Heller Here's what you didn't say: "Mardi, and a Voyage Thither," "Franny and Zooey," "The Third Life of Grange...
  • Mailbag: Even those without clout can dislike fire rings

    I read Chris Epting's perspective on the beach fire issue this morning and I wanted to give you another perspective. I live in Huntington Beach about two blocks from the beach. I am not a "wealthy person" who is trying to keep others from beach...
  • Book review: 'The Passages of H.M.'

    Book review: 'The Passages of H.M.'
    The Passages of H.M. A Novel of Herman Melville Jay Parini Doubleday: 454 pp., $26.95 "The time for me hasn't come yet: Some men are born posthumously," Nietzsche wrote in "Ecce Homo." It's a statement that might have provided comfort to Herman...
  • Best Translated Book Award finalists announced

     
    Best Translated Book Awards: 25 works of fiction are on the longlist for the 2012 Best Translated Book Awards....
  • Herman Melville was big in 2010

     
    Herman Melville proves among the most-valued authors sold by AbeBooks in 2010....
  • Justin Bieber's wax figure unveiled in London, Amsterdam, New York [poll]

     
    Justin Bieber debuts wax figure at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London. More Justin Bieber replicas were made for New York and Amsterdam....
  • Two summertime cross-country adventures

     
    A vintage VW Beetle or on foot: which way would you rather cross the country this summer?...
  • Online Dish: Murderer Will Inherit the Fortune of the Woman He Killed

    Online Dish: Murderer Will Inherit the Fortune of the Woman He Killed
    A convicted murderer will inherit the fortune from the woman he murdered. Say what?! 24-year-old heroin addict, Brandon Palladino, will soon be the richest con in the can. Once he gets out of the joint, Palladino who is convicted of murdering his mother-...