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Basic Information
Type of PlaceIndependent City or Town
Metro Area?Independent City or Town
Politics c. 1860?
Unions, Organized Labor?

Sundown Town Status
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Newsday, a Long Island newpaper, published a volume in the late 90s called "Long Island: Our Story," containing "articles" from different points in Long Island history. One that shocked me was a detailed description of Camp Siegfried, a rallying center for Nazi bundists that operated in the mid-to-late thirties in Yaphank. The article has photos of Nazi rallies there that look as if they could have been taken in Berlin. Some 40,000 Nazi bundists would come on weekends by train. Even the streets in Yaphank were named after Nazi leaders, and in recent decades there was a movement to expunge such former street names from the town records to sanitize history.
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