By The Caumsett Foundation,Marshall Field V

Marshall box III was once 28 years of age and one of many richest humans on the planet whilst he came across the belief of replicating the surroundings within which he had spent his early life. Raised and trained in England, box sought the lifetime of an English gentleman right here within the usa. In 1921, box bought virtually 2,000 acres of waterfront estate on lengthy Island�s North Shore, which might turn into Caumsett. 40 years later, Field�s 3rd spouse, Ruth, opened bids for the correct to buy Caumsett and all that it had develop into. the top bid, in way over $5 million, got here from a builder who deliberate to subdivide the property and build seven hundred houses. A moment bid, from Robert Moses, then parks commissioner of recent York kingdom, used to be greater than $1 million much less. Ruth mirrored on her lifestyles and what her past due husband might have sought after. She grew to become to relied on adviser and confidant Adlai Stevenson and said that she desired to settle for the decrease bid. Fourteen months later, Caumsett kingdom Park used to be born.

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