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Friday, September 25, 2009

Pelham's Playground: John H. Starin Develops Starin's Glen Island in 1879

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During the late 1870s, John H. Starin acquired and developed "Locust Island" just off the coast of New Rochelle.  He renamed the island "Starin's Glen Island" and built the world's most successful amusement park up to that time.  Starin eventually operated a

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