On Tuesday we posted this picture taken somewhere over Port Jefferson Station and asked you where it was taken. Some people nailed it in the comments, saying it showed a southward facing view across the train tracks looking toward Port Jefferson Station.
The Cumsewogue Historical Society provided us with the photo that comes from the Port Jefferson village's historical archive. The original photo can be found here.
Taken in 1949, the photo shows "a southward aerial view of upper Port Jefferson Village, once called Echo, and Port Jefferson Station," according to village historian Ken Brady. "Note the farmland south of the LIRR tracks."
If you are cleaning out the "junk" you've accumulated over the years and come across old photos, postcards, documents, brochures, letters, calendars or anything having to do with Terryville, Port Jefferson Station or Echo, consider donating them to the Cumsewogue Historical Society.
They are always looking for advertising items from local businesses whether they are long gone or still open. If you don't wish to part with your old photos, please consider allowing them to scan them for the archive. They will then be returned to you.
Please contact the Cumsewogue Historical Society at (631) 928-7622 or e-mail:email@example.com for more information. All donations are tax deductible and you will be given a receipt for your donation.
The Cumsewogue Historical Society will meet next on Wednesday Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Terryville Union Hall on Terryville Road in Port Jefferson Station.