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East Quogue

Beginnings: Even before John Ogden purchased lands in the Quogue area from the Indian sachem Wyandanch in 1659, settlers from Southampton traveled there to harvest hay from its broad meadows. They loaded the hay onto barges or rafts and poled them back to their farms in Southampton. By the 1790 census, there were only 12 families said to be living in Quogue, a shortened version of Quaquanantuck, an Indian word denoting a cove or estuary.
Photo: Main Street

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