Hedges Index: 100 Years

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Take a journey back 100 years to see what a coming decade held…and imagine what the next 10 years may bring

Year the Village of East Hampton was incorporated: 1920

Earliest mention of the Hamptons on the silver screen (The Sheik): 1921

Year 11 mini-hamlets amalgamated under the name Hampton Bays: 1922

Year first paved highway to Montauk was built: 1923

Edith Bouvier, “Big Edie” and her daughter, Edith Bouvier Beale, aka “Little Edie,” at Grey Gardens many years after it was purchased, Photo: Courtesy Criterion Collection

Year the Beale family acquired the Grey Gardens property: 1924

Year the Bouvier family bought the Lasata estate, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ childhood summer home: 1925

Year Carl Fisher bought 9,000 acres of Montauk in hopes of turning it into the Miami Beach of the North: 1926

The Witch’s Hat in Aquebogue, Photo: Oliver Peterson

Year the Witch’s Hat in Aquebogue was built: 1927

Year the Village of Westhampton Beach was incorporated: 1928

Grand opening of Montauk State Park: 1929