Monthly Archives: May 2012

Map of Halletts Cove in Old Astoria, 1873

I've long sought an early map of Halletts Cove and Halletts Point from the days before it was known as Astoria, but the earliest I've found is this map, from F.W. Beers "Atlas of Long Island", 1873: (Click the image … Continue reading

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Origins of the Hallett Family Coat of Arms

The origins of the Hallett Coat of Arms has always seemed somewhat mysterious to me, but apparently was not unknown to noted 19th century historian, James Riker – he included it in his definitive history of Queens County, The Annals … Continue reading

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