Oakdale, Long Island, situated on the Great South Bay some
45 miles east of New York City, has a unique history. Its rivers and woods were
the envy of hunters and fishermen as far back as 1845, its open spaces and gentle
waters were the setting of choice for the great estates of New York's well-to-do.
This online collection of digitized images documents the history of Oakdale
from the turn of the last century. Drawn from the Special Collections of Dowling
College, Historic Oakdale is part of the Long Island Memories Project.