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Beginnings: Brooklyn native Walter Shirley caught his first glimpse of the Suffolk County woodlands that would later bear his name during World War I. Shirley was an Army private assigned as a bugler at Camp Upton. One night Shirley snuck out of camp to explore only to get lost in the vast wilderness.
Photo: Cruising down the the Carmans River (in a yellow kayak), Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, Shirley. (Newsday / Bill Davis)
Beginnings: Brooklyn native Walter Shirley caught his first glimpse of the Suffolk County woodlands that would later bear his name during World War I. Shirley was an Army private assigned as a bugler at Camp Upton. One night Shirley snuck out of camp to explore only to get lost in the vast wilderness.
Photo: Cruising down the the Carmans River (in a yellow kayak), Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, Shirley. (Newsday / Bill Davis)
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