At TWOB, we do our best to quench your thirst for everything “old Staten Island,” so today’s discovery of a book published by Reau Campbell for the Staten Island Transit Railroad in 1889 is a veritable goldmine. Rides and Rambles on Staten Island highlights things to do around the island, and outlining adventures that people could have on our island, basically making ‘Rambles’ a pre-internet version of This Way on Bay. Included in the print, which can be found on Archive.org, is an old map of Staten Island and it’s rail system.
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Flip through the old text of ‘Rides and Rambles’ on Archive.org, here.
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