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
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