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Tour with EHTPS - Devon and Amagansett Highlands

Wednesday August 7: Devon and the Amagansett Highlands (2.5+- Miles)

The Devon Colony is a historic enclave founded in 1908 by Cincinnati's William Cooper Procter (Procter & Gamble), Richmond Levering (Lever Brothers), Joseph Rawson Jr., and William Rowe after they discovered the area on a hunting trip. The men purchased 1,000 acres of land, 90 feet above sea level, with Gardiners Bay to the north and the ocean to the south, and built grand stucco houses and smaller residences as their summer homes. The colony also includes what is now the Devon Yacht Club, which was originally established as the Gardiners Bay Boat Club in 1908.  We'll tour this area with Lucy Sachs, a descendant and former resident of the Highlands. 


Meet 9:30 AM at the end of Fresh Pond Road, Amagansett (EH Town parking permit required).  


Co-presented by the EH Trails Preservation Society and the East Hampton Historical Society. 


Free for EH Trails and Historical Society Members, $12 for Non-Members.  Pre-registration required.