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Shinnecock Canal Canoe Place 40°53′15″N 72°30′5″Whome_index.html
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Sketch made to illustrate one way to begin a study. William Merritt Chase, Shinnecock Hills 1891

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artist Hope Sandrow
Shinnecock Hills, 2015about.html
noun: sketch; plural noun: sketches
A sketch from Ancient Greek σχέδιος (skhédios, “made suddenly, off-hand” "done extempore"), from σχεδόν (skhedón, “near, nearby”) 1. to record or develop an idea for later use; 1a. the sketch as a method of recording or working out ideas;  2. serving as a study for a finished picture or as a note for further use in aiding the memory;  3. a sketch that can lead to a sketch.

local history
The study of history in a geographically local context that incorporates cultural and social aspects of history. 
Historic plaques are one form of documentation of significant occurrences in the past.
1. Local (adjective) From Old French local, from Late Latin localis (“belonging to a place”), from Latin locus (“a place”). 
2. History (noun): history; plural noun: histories
(from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation") from Ancient Greek ἱστορία (historía, “learning through research, narration of what is learned”)historic_placque_at_shinnecock_canal.htmltitle_page.htmlshapeimage_4_link_0