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
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
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 (http://library.advanced.org/22254)
Retired Middle School Principal Guy Mastrion for his
contributions to the Civil War page
The Yaphank Historical Society for providing the
Gary Robison of Fading Image Works for his photo
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
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
Mr. Muller for his gracious donation of web hosting
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Still & Mr. and Mrs. Jim Eagle
for their hospitality and wonderful stories of our