A project of such magnitude is the culmination of years of effort among various indviduals devoted to the history of the Longwood community.In no particular order, Longwood's Journey would like to express the utmost gratitude to all who meticulously researched the earlier times of Longwood.  We would also like to acknowledge the kind hearts and history lovers, both locally and across the nation, who submitted important historical material.  As this site continues to flourish, many more names will undoubtedly be added to this list.  We encourage the participation and gratefully acknowledge all future voyagers along Longwood's Journey.

The Longwood Middle School Social Studies students who participated in this project.

The Longwood Middle School Social Studies department.

Longwood Middle School Prinicipal Mr. Carl Verdi for his continuing dedication to all academic endeavors.

Dr. Candee Swenson, whose Superintendent's mini-grant made such a project possible.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bayles, who provided materials from their personal collection and devoted the time and effort to make Longwood's Journey a fruitful one.

Mr. Davis Erhardt, local historian of Coram, for making available his collection of Coram historical materials.

Ravi Kavasery and Alexander Mittendorf, who spent their summer vacation designing this website. Their unselfish efforts made this page a reality. Please check out their previous work, an international award winning site on the life and times of Benjamin Franklin (

Retired Middle School Principal Guy Mastrion for his contributions to the Civil War page

The Yaphank Historical Society for providing the Yaphank page

Gary Robison of Fading Image Works for his photo reproduction skills

Mrs. Dianne Accardi, the Middle School Secretary who kept such meticulous records. Her organizational skills allowed us to find the necessary files (most of the time).

Mr. David Clemens and Ms. Suzanne Johnson of the Longwood Public Library, who provided us with most of the material that appears on these pages.

Mr. David Kerkhoff of the Suffolk County Historical Society, whose previous work with the 1850 Census was a model that guided us in creating the census pages.

Mr. David Overton, Brookhaven Town Historian, and Assistant Historian Mrs. Mallory Leoniak for their encouragement and unfailing support of our project.

Mrs Judith Box and Mr. George Miller of the Queensborough Public Library.

Mr. Peter Rothenberger, archivist at the New York State Library at Albany.

Mr. Sherman W. Davis

Mr. Ken Reichold

Mrs. Walter Elsebough

Ms. Pitrelli, who coordinated our efforts throughout the Longwood Central School District

Ms. Margaret Goss

Mr. Thomas Lyons for working with students on the Coram Pond project

Mr. Edwin Hawkins

Mrs. Lucille Stroud of the Yaphank Historical Society

Mrs. Edith Davis

Dr. Mildred De Riggi of the Long Island Studies Institute

Mr. Muller for his gracious donation of web hosting services

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Still & Mr. and Mrs. Jim Eagle for their hospitality and wonderful stories of our community

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