Seventy-three years ago, a group of pioneers settled in a community later to be known as Gordon Heights. These pioneers left the metropolitan city of New York for many reasons and migrated to Eastern Long Island to settle with their families, possessions, and dreams. These dreams were very simple. The visions of these early settlers were of a home to raise their families; land to plant and watch God's wonders grow; peace and quiet to share with their neighbors; opportunity to breathe in God's fresh air and an opportunity to give their children more educationally. These pioneers were Black Americans who were seeking a better way of life in "God's Country" -- Gordon Heights.