Long Island - World War, 1914-1918

History - World War, 1914-1918   [for the U.S., 1917-1921]
           See also  L.I. - History, 1919-1929  web page
           See also  L.I.  Town Histories and Records web page
           See also  Nassau County History web page
           See also  New York State - History -World War, 1914-1918  web page
           See also  Patchogue - History - World War, 1914-1918  web page
           See also  Patchogue - History, 1919-1929  web page

--  General

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  • "Glad to Get Home:  Mrs. C.M. Rogers Had Many Serious Privations.  Returned on Wednesday;  Was in Austria After War had Begin.  Interesting Experiences in Venice and Coming Home in the Steerage of an Italian Liner."  Suffolk County News, September 4, 1914:  p. 1  -- Note:  This article is much more interesting than it sounds, and includes other fascinating surprises.
  • "Local War Notes."  South Side Signal, September 11, 1914:  p. 5.  -- Henri de Magnin, on news of the outbreak of war between France and Germany, bid farewell to his family at Oak Beach, NY, taking the first ship to France and enlisted in its Army; Mary Stratton, of Amityville, is reported as detained in Munich, Germany, until November, and writes of people sleeping in the streets. 
  • "Hill to Be Campaign Director."  Long Islander, September 27, 1918:  p. 3.  -- Note:  Fred M. Hill was named director of the United War Campaign, largest Nassau-Suffolk inter-intstitutional and interfaith fundraising effort of the war.  Only one problem:  the program was to be launched on 11/11/1918, the very day of the Armistice, when peace would break out.  

-- 47th Regiment.  Company K

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  • "Young Sentry Shot.  Assailant of Private on Long Island Escapes Capture."  New York Times, May 10, 1917:  p. 11.

--  Aerial operations
              See also  Aviation  (below)
              See also  Brindley Field  (below)
              See also  Damm Field  (below)
              See also  Hazelhurst Field  (below)
              See also  Lufberry Field  (below)
              See also  
Mastic, NY  (below)

---  PML Catalog Sampler:  (Note:  While none are solely focused on WW I, all contain some reference to it.) 

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  • "Battles in the Air to Be War Feature:  Glenn H. Curtiss Tells of Russia's Surprising Strength in Fighting Aeroplanes.  German Dirigibles Weak:  France Leads All in Aircraft -- Many Machines have been Secretly Built."  New York Times, August 5, 1914:  p. 7.
  • "An Offer for the America.  Some One Would Pay Spot Cash and Export the Flying Boat."  New York Times, September 2, 1914:  p. 9. -- Rodman Wannamaker airship America, in much demand since WWI began, and this offer, like 10 others, was refused by a representative of Glenn Curtiss.
  • "Air Cordon on Long Island.  Blockade of Western End to Be Started in Test on Tuesday."  New York Times, March 4, 1917:  p. 9.
  • "Air Sentries Repel Raid by 'The Enemy':  Patrol of 14 Aviators Guards a Line Across Long Island in War Games.  140 Miles This Covered; Hostile Craft Sent, Theoretically, Hurtling Down Upon Lawns, of Handsome Estates."  New York Times, March 8, 1917:  p. 8.
  • "Big Camp for Aviators.  Davisons Will Equip a Camp to Train 100 Men on Long Island."  New York Times, April 6, 1917:  p. 13.
  • "Government Calls for Student Fliers:  Expects to Graduate 200 a Week in Advanced Aviation Fields After Aug. 25.  800 are in Training Now:  Twenty-four Camps Will Be Established to Accommodate Thousands of Students."  New York Times, June 25, 1917:  p. 6.  -- Among the then 6 current places in the U.S. to apply, was the "Mineola Field, at Mineola, Long Island." 
  • "Aviator Escapes Death. Hydroplane Demolished When It Struck Pier at Smith's Point, L.I." New York Times, September 28, 1917:  p. 10.  -- Harold Howe, Chairman, Finance Committee, Aerial Coast Patrol Unit No. 3 totals a $9,600 seaplane (not exactly great fundraising P.R.)
  • "Open-Air Camp Service."  New York Times, November 19, 1917:  p. 2.

--  Agriculture
              See also  Women's participation  (below)

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  • "Marks Campaigns for More Farmers:  Many Patrons in Four City Markets, but Growers are Scarce.  Mass Meeting is Called:  Prices Remain Low Enough to Attract Many Buyers -- Delivery Service Satisfactory."  New York Times, September 8, 1914:  p. 7. -- Borough President campaigns for L.I. farmers to bring their produce to the city.
  • "Spuds for Europe."  Port Jefferson Echo, September 12, 1914:  p. 1.
  • "Banker to Raise Potatoes:  Roland R. Conklin Starts Move to Farm Long Island Estates."  New York Times, March 31, 1917:  p. 16.
  • "To Make Recruits Fit by Farm Work:  Merchants' Association Will Place Plan Before Secretary of War Today.  Plow Vanderbilt Lawns.  Scouts and Schoolboy Farmers Suggested Again -- Land Canvass Proceeding."  New York Times, April 19, 1917:  p. 4.
  • Architects' Corps to Plant Sage Land:  Office Forces Will Give Part of Vacations in Half-Day Installments.  Plowing at Forest Hills.  Public Service Commission Employees to Till Thirty-Five Acres Near Eastport."  New York Times, April 29, 1917:  p. 17.
  • "Loans to Farmers.  Farmers' Aid Committee Organized at Jmaica, Long Island."  New York Times, April 29, 1917:  p. 33.
  • Boosting Long Island Crop:  Gardeners, Forseeing Early Demand, are Forcing Even Potatoes."  New York Times, April 29, 1917:  p. 83.
  • "Preparing for Food Harvest on Long Island Acres -- Back to the Farm Attracting Thousands of Workers; Speeding Up Agriculture is Most Important Factor in Nassau and Suffolk Counties and Queens Borough -- Women Tilling Land at Farmingdale School -- Organizing Boys' Camps to Supply Labor -- Architects Raising Vegetables at Forest Hills."  New York Times, May 6, 1917:  p. 33.
  • "Recruiting 'Farmerettes':  Women's Section of Navy League Hears Appeals at Astor."  New York Times, May 12, 1917:  p. 20  (The ask to work at Farmingdale State College, with others.)
  • "Food Reserve Train Starts:  Party Will Tell Long Island Women How to Preserve Eatables."  New York Times, May 22, 1917:  p. 2.  -- Special Instruction Train of the Long Island Food Reserve Battalion; Edith Fullerton delivers opening speech
  • "Farming No Sinecure.  Women Who Take It Up Need Experience, Says Expert."  New York Times, April 29, 1917:  p. 85.   

--  Amityville, NY

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  • "Form Motor Cycle Club.  Rendezvous to Be Built for Riders on Long Island."  New York Times, December 9, 1917:  p. 33.

--  Astoria, NY

--  Automobile industry & Auto clubs

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  • "L.I. Auto Trade Outing."  New York Times, July 1, 1917:  p. 24.
  • "Long Island Club Receives."  New York Times, October 14, 1917:  p. 89.  -- Long Island Automobile Club reception

--  Aviation
              See also  Aerial operations  (above)

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  • "Women Fly at Biplane Test."  New York Times, October 8, 1917:  p. 3.
  • "Aviation Field Named for Major Mitchel:  Maj. Lufbery, Lieut. Col. Damm and Lieut. Chapman are Similarly Honored."  New York Times, July 25, 1918:  p. 22.  -- name origin of 4 WW I airfields
  • "Field Named for Mitchel:  Lufbery and Other Aviators also have Grounds Named After Them."  New York Times, August 1, 1918:  p. 5.

--  Aviation Field No. 2  
              See  Mitchel Field  (below)

--  Babylon, NY

---  L.I. Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Babylon's Roll of Honor."  South Side Signal, April 26, 1918:  p. 6.

--  Baldwin, NY

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  • "Offer Land for Training.  Beechhurst and Baldwin Harbor Ready to Aid Government."  New York Times, April 15, 1917:  p. XX3.

--  Bay Shore, NY

--  Bayport, NY
               See  Sayville, NY

--  Beechhurst, NY
               See Baldwin, NY

--  Bellport, NY  [Flying Bombs; Naval Air Station]

  • Pearson, Lee.  "Developing the Flying Bomb."   In  Naval Aviation in World War I, ed. by Adrian O. Van Wyen and the eds. of Naval Aviation News.  Washington, DC:  U.S. Navy.  Office of the Chief of Naval Operations & U.S. Naval History & Heritage Command, 1969:  pp.  70-73.  (Internet Archive)

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  • "U.S. Robot of 1918 Better than Nazis': Navy Built and Tested on Long Island 5 Plane Bombs with Range of 400 Miles." New York Times, July 9, 1944: n.p. photo  

--  Belmont Park 

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  • "Air Leader to Fly Here.  General Kenly Plans Trip to See Belmont Park Spectacle."  New York Times, October 13, 1918:  p. E6.
  • "Aviators to Drop Bombs at Big Meet:  Belmont Park Crowd to See How Army Fliers Aid on Western Front.  Air Feats All on Display:  Tail Spin, Barrel Roll, Loop, Nose Dive, and Other Thrills Promised at Carnival."  New York Times, October 20, 1918:  p. 30.

--  Brightwaters, NY

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  • "Brightwaters Auction.  Over 160 Shore Front Plots at Auction Next Saturday."  New York Times, August 5, 1917:  p. RE4.

--  Brindley Field  (Commack, NY)  [named after Maj. Oscar A. Brindley, killed in an aviation accident, near Dayton, OH]
               See also  Mitchel Field  (below)

--  Brooklyn, NY
See also  Brooklyn Navy Yard  (below)
                See also  Dredging  (below)

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  • "Fine Zoo for Brooklyn.  Famous Bostock Collection to Be Shipped Here from London."  New York Times, October 22, 1914:  p. 10.
  • "Women in Bar Association.  State Organization Decides They are Eligible -- Only Three Dissent."  New York Times, January 13, 1917:  p. 10.
  • "Dust Blast Caused Grain Destruction:  Cereals Valued at @1,200,000, Intended for the Allies Burned in Brooklyn.  Bomb Rumor Unfounded:  Brophy Finds that Fire in Elevator Tower was Caused by Spontaneous Combustion."  New York Times, October 14, 1917:  p. 8.

--  Brooklyn Navy Yard

--  Camp Mills  (Mineola/Garden City, NY)
                 See also  Camp Upton  (below)

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  • "Second Detail Off for Mineola Camp:  240 Men from the Old Sixty-Ninth Infantry Sent to Prepare the Way.  Friends Plan Farewell:  Major General O'Ryan and Mayor Mitchel Probably Will Review Departing Regiment Tomorrow."  New York Times, August 19, 1917:  p. 5.
  • "12th's Picked Men in Camp of '69th': Thousands Cheer Fighters on Their Way to Their New Command at Mineola. Regiment Reviewed in Rain: Property Owners Along Fifth Avenue Urged to Help Relatives See Great Parade on Aug. 30." New York Times, August 25, 1917: p. 4. 
  • "Put Alabama Men Under Close Guard:  Soldiers Who Caused Disturbance at Camp Mills Now Undergoing Punishment.  Sixty-Ninth is Appeased:  Regimental Commanders Arrange a Peace Treaty -- Thousands Visit Soldiers at Van Cortlandt Park."  New York Times, September 4, 1917:  p. 5.
  • "Visitors at Camp Mills.  60,000 Journey to Mineola to See Their Soldier Boys."  New York Times, September 17, 1917:  p. 4. 
  • "Baker Will Review Rainbow Division:  Secretary of War is Scheduled to Arrive at Camp Mills This Morning.  27,000 Men Will March:  Army Aviators from the Mineola Training Camp Will Take Part in the Program."  New York Times, September 23, 1917:  p. 21.
  • "Gov. Harding at Camp Mills:  Iowa Executive Accompanied by Senators from that State."  New York Times, September 27, 1917:  p. 8.  -- i.e., Warren K. Harding, later President of the U.S. (of Teapot Dome Scandal notoriety)
  • "Three Brigades in Review.  40,000 Visitors Watch Troops Marching at Camp Mills."  New York Times, October 1, 1917:  p. 8.
  • "Another Rainbow Review.  All Units at Camp Mills to be in Parade on Sunday."  New York Times, October 4, 1917:  p. 9."Practice Charge for 69th. Irishmen from New York Make Two-Mile Drive Over Obstacles." New York Times, October 6, 1917: p. 9. -- Also mentions the 65th Aero Squadron, en route to Camp Mills.  
  •  "Cheers and Tears as 69th Leaves: Throngs Give Men an Enthusiastic Send-Off on First Leg of Journey to France. Bishop Blesses Regiment: Mothers and Wives Break Through the Police Lines to Say Farewell to Soldiers. Veterans Escort Them: As Boat Sails Troops Sing, 'Farewell America -- Hello, France' -- Arrival at Mineola." New York Times, August 21, 1917: p. 3.
  • "Wed Here by Phone to Girl in Georgia:  Officer at Camp Mills and Bride Hundreds of Miles Away Hear Ritual Over Wire.  Engaged for Three Years:  But Army Assignments Kept Lieut. Taylor in Other Parts of the World."  New York Times, October 8, 1917:  p. 7.
  • "Many Soldiers Qualify.  Only 325 at Camp Mills So Far Found Unfit."  New York Times, October 12, 1917:  p. 5.
  • "Gov. Manning at Camp Mills."  New York Times, October 15, 1917:  p. 15.  -- Gov. Richard I. Manning of South Carolina.
  • "Clement at Camp Mills" (Repeat Pageant).  New York Times, October 21, 1917:  p. 37.
  • "Grass Fire at Camp Mills.  Military Police and Local Firemen Called to Fight Blaze."  New York Times, October 22, 1917:  p. 4.
  • "Soldiers Cast Vote in Mayoralty Race:  Old Sixty-Ninth Regiment Participates in the Election Held at Camp Mills.  Hylan Said to Be Leading:  Senator Foley Says Troops Experienced No Difficulty in Using the Paster Ballot."  New York Times, October 28, 1917:  p. 5.
  • "Abandon Camp Mills Because of Weather:  Secretary Baker Announces Department's Decision -- Lack of Blankets Denied."  New York Times, December 15, 1917:  p. 2.
  • "12,000 New Men for Camp.  First Contingent of Drafted Soldiers Expected at Mills Today."  New York Times, March 31, 1918:  p. 6.
  • "Confesses He Spied on Rainbow Troops:  Prisoner Says German Chief Ordered Him to Get Information at Mineola.  Had a Job in Camp Mills:  Found Out When Division was to Embark and Reported It for Transmission to Berlin."  New York Times, April 21, 1918:  p. 5.
  • "General is Under Arrest:  Brig. Gen. A.B. Donnelly Faces Court-Martial at Camp Mills."  New York Times, April 25, 1918:  p. 5.
  • "Camp Mills Gunner Weds by Telegraph:  Private H.T. Orrick and Miss Goldie Carden, in Kansas City, Kan., United by Two Ministers."  New York Times, June 1, 1918:  p. 11.
  • "Open Camp Officers' House:  Branch of New York Institution Established at Camp Mills."  New York Times, August 2, 1918:  p. 5. 
  • "Presents Swimming Pool to Soldiers."  Long Islander, August 16, 1918:  p. 10.
  • "Soldiers Visit Roosevelt.  Privates from Camp Mills Stir the Colonel with Bugle Flourish."  New York Times, August 18, 1918:  p. 14.
  • "Gun Units at Camp Mills. Men from Pensylvania and Maryland March in During Sermon." New York Times, August 27, 1918: p. 3.
  • "Pershing Veterans Want to Go Back:  Too Much Handshaking, Says Sergeant Bill Bailey of the Old 69th.  Feud Died Out Over There:  Alabama Men in the 167th are Now the Best of Friends with the Men They Fought at Camp Mills."  New York Times, September 1, 1918:  p. 19.
  • "Lieut. Col. Adams was Cited Twice:  Officer Now Wounded Fought at Belleau Wood and Dormans with Gallantry.  Helped Build Camp Mills:  Served as Quartermaster There and Went Abroad with Baker -- Other Casualties."  New York Times, September 3, 1918:  p. 4.
  • "Upton Beats Camp Mills.  Yaphank Team Bury Rivals Under Heap of Six Touchdowns."  New York Times, November 24, 1918:  p. 22.
  • "Will Box for Soldiers.  Dundee, Reddy, Coffey, and Others to Appear at Camp Mills Tonight."  New York Times, December 17, 1918:  p. 14.    

--  Camp Upton  (Yaphank, NY)
                 See also  Camp Mills  (above)
                 See also  Long Island Rail Road  (below)
                 See also  Naturalizations  (below) 

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  • "All Draft Camps Chosen.  Yaphank, Long Island, to Be the Site of One Cantonment."  New York Times, June 15, 1917:  p. 4.
  • "New Yorkers Build Camps.  Contracts for Three Cantonments Awarded to Local Firms."  New York Times, June 24, 1917:  p. 4.
  • "Auto Route to New Army Training Camp:  Yaphank, Seventy-five Miles from New York, Near Middle of Long Island, Reached by Several Roads," comp. by Automobile Club of America.  Bureau of Tours.  New York Times, August 5, 1917:  p. E4.  map.
  • "Yaphank Camp:  First Description in Detail:  Cantonment Nearest to New York Almost Finished -- Vast Military City with Perfect Sanitation -- Conveniences for Visitors."  New York Times, August 12, 1917:  p. SM3.
  • "Draft Must Sing, Says General Bell:  Appeals to New York Citizens to Provide Means at Camp Upton.  Asks the Mayor to Lead:  Director Barnhart and Community Chorus Will Aid Men If Proper Quarters are Provided."  New York Times, August 27, 1917:  p. 3. 
  • "Camp Upton Keeps Officers at Home:  It is Not Ready to Receive Men Who Were to Report There Today.  New Orders to Be Issued:  16,000 Men, Working on Cantonments Near Yaphank, L.I., Will Have Them Open Sept. 5."  New York Times, August 29, 1917:  p. 10. 
  • "Camps on Long Island Attract Many Motorists:  Routes to Each Outlined, and Conditions of Roads, Based on Late Reports Given -- Short, Interesting Runs."  New York Times, September 2, 1917:  p. 19.  map.
  • "Seven Hurt in Auto Spill.  Machine Turns Turtle on Home Trip from Camp Upton."  New York Times, October 14, 1917:  p. 14.
  • "Draft Must Sing, Says General Bell:  Appeals to New York Citizens to Provide Means at Camp Upton.  Asks the Mayor to Lead:  Director Barnhart and Community Chorus Will Aid Men if Proper Quarters are Provided."  New York Times, August 27, 1917:  p.  3.
  • "First Draft Leaves Sept. 5.  1,942 Men Go to Camp Upton from This City."  New York Times, August 28, 1917:  p. 13.
  • "Camp Upton Keeps Officers at Home:  It is Not Ready to Receive Men Who were to Report There Today.  New Orders to Be Issued:  10,000 Men, Working on Cantonments Near Yaphank, L.I., Will have Them Open on Sept 5."  New York Times, August 29, 1917:  p. 10.
  • "Issue Final Orders for Mobilization:  First 1,900 Men of New York's Draft Army Will Report on Sept. 10.  Leave for Yaphank 10 A.M.:  Selectives Who are More than 24 Hours Late Will Be Reported as Deserters."  New York Times, September 2, 1917:  p. 11.
  • "Honor Men for Yaphank:  Selected by Local Boards, They Will, It is Believed, Be Made 'Noncoms.'  Will Report on Sept. 10.  Many of These Men, Picked Out for Their Efficiency, Have been Drilling at Governor's Island."  New York Times, September 4, 1917:  p. 12.
  • "First Draft Leaves Tomorrow:  Several Local Boards Will Tender Farewell Receptions and Gifts to Their Men.  Pastor Waives Exemption:  Curate of St. George's Notifies Authorities He Prefers to Go to War as a Private Soldier."  New York Times, September 9, 1917:  p. 5.
  • "Gen. Bell Ready for First Yaphank Quota:  Names Officers Who Will Receive New York Men on Their Arrival Today."  New York Times, September 10, 1917:  p. 16.
  • "Officers Stop Riot at Camp Upton:  Negro Soldiers Clash with White Workmen After Attending Dance at Sayville.  Four Placed Under Arrest:  Shots in Early Morning Excitement in Big Long Island Cantonment."  New York Times, September 14, 1917:  p. 3.
  • "Uniforms Near for Recruits at Camp Upton:  News Welcomed by Men Who Went to Camp in Their Old Clothes.  Preparing for Athletics:  Princeton's Football Captain in 1915 Arrives at Yaphank to Take Charge of All Sports."  New York Times, September 15, 1917:  p. 9.
  • "7,500 Drafted Men Leave This Week:  First of Five Contingents Will Leave for Yaphank on Wednesday."  New York Times, September 16, 1917:  p. 6.
  • "City's Fourth Quota Called for Oct. 3:  About 9,673 Men Will Be Added to Contingent at Camp Upton.  Third Mobilization Begins:  Status of Negro Registrants Not Yet Definitely Decided -- Delinquents Rounded Up."  New York Times, September 27, 1917:  p. 8.
  • "Third Quota Off to Camp.  2,500 Called and 133 Fail to Respond on Time."  New York Times, October 1, 1917:  p. 8.
  • "Fourth Draft Quota Goes to Upton Today:  Campaign Begins to Raise $4,000,000 to Provide Recreation at Training Camps."  New York Times, October 8, 1917:  p. 7.
  • "Long Trip to Yaphank.  Soldiers Complain of Train Delays that Eat into Furloughs."  New York Times, October 9, 1917:  p. 15.
  • "Long Island Road Bars Trespassers."  New York Times, October 9, 1917:  p. 15.
  • "Camp Upton Nea 70% of Capacity:  Fresh Quotas Leave for Yaphank Today and Tomorrow -- Few Exemptions Allowed."  New York Times, October 11, 1917:  p. 18.
  • "Camp Upton Wreck Kills 1; Injures 15: Impact of Train Collision Drives Car into Crowd of Soldiers and Civilians. Military Inquiry Today: Victim of Accident was Member of Battery F -- Women Among Those Who were Hurt." New York Times, October 29, 1917: p. 3.
  • "Soldiers Seized on Train.  Police Turn Two Men Over to Military Authorities."  New York Times, November 26, 1917:  p. 7.  -- AWOL from Camp Upton
  • "Bell Catches Aids of Mrs. Humiston:  Man and Girl, Sent to Entrap Upton Officials, are Driven from the Camp.  Went to the Post Hotel:  Man, Expamined, Admits He Told Employer of Rumor that Dead Girl had Been Found."  New York Times, November 27, 1917:  p. 10. -- A bungled private morality and supposed double-murder investigation of Camp Upton 
  • "Better Service to Upton:  Long Island Railroad Promises to Handle All Men on Furlough."  New York Times, November 4, 1917:  p. 10.
  • "For the American Soldier's Happy Christmas:  Gift-Laden Trees in All the Cantonments, Parties of Every Conceivable Sort in the Camps and Neighboring Cities."  New York Times, December 2, 1917:  p.  SM5.
  • "Calls 7,665 Here for Army Service:  Director of Selective Draft Summons Men to Report at Camp Upton This Week."  New York Times, December 6, 1917:  p. E3.
  • "Camp Upton Meet Proves a Hummer:  About 1,800 Soldier-Athletes Take Part in Games Under N.Y.A.C. Auspices."  New York Times, December 6, 1917:  p. 10.
  • "Austrians Removed from Draft Forces:  Twenty of the New Enemy Aliens Taken from Yaphank Recruit Train.  Orders from Washington:  Hundreds of Arrests to be Made Here on Arrival of President's Proclamation."  New York Times, December 9, 1917:  p. 12.
  • "'A Day at Camp Upton' Thrills Big Audience:  10,000 Persons at Hippodrome See Recruits from Yaphank at Drill and Play."  New York Times, December 10, 1917:  p. 22.
  • "Making Vice Unpopular in Camp:  Good Behavior of National Army's Young Soldiers has been Evident Under the Influence of Rational Safeguards and Systematized Recreation."  New York Times, December 16, 1917:  p. SM3.
  • "Health Conditions at Camps Still Bad:  National Guard Shows Some Improvement, but National Army Sickness Increases."  New York Times, December 20, 1917:  p. 3.
  • "4 Holidays for Soldiers.  New York Men Nipped by Frost When Waiting for Trains."  New York Times, December 30, 1917:  p. 4.  -- Frostbite strikes some, when westbound trains are delayed by an hour, in zero degree temperatures, during a snowstorm.
  • "Phillips Denounced, is Cast Out of Army:  Former Columbia Student Called a Felon and Told He is Not Wanted at Upton." New York Times, March 3, 1918:  p. 3.  -- His crime opposing, then resisting, the draft.
  • "Archbishop [of York] Sees Hope in America:  Tells Upton Officers that This Nation  Must Give Her Full Man Power.  Lauds Our New Army:  Decision of the War, He Believes, Will Come on the Western Front."  New York Times, March 5, 1918:  p. 3.
  • "Archbishop Pleased with Troops."  New York Times, March 6, 1918:  p. 20.
  • "How Camp Life Makes Men Over:  Benefits of Military Training Evidenced in the Strength and Steady Nerves Acquired by Civilians Drafted for the National Army at Camp Upton."  New York Times, March 10, 1918:  p. SM3.
  • "Camp Upton Soldier Ruins Strad Violin:  Instrument Owned by David Hochstein Smashed to Bits When Auto Breaks Down.  Was Valued at $25,000:  Accident Marks Opening of the Long Island Tour of the Cantonment Entertainers."  New York Times, March 11, 1918:  p. 7.
  • "Negro Troops to Parade:  367th Regiment Will Leave Camp Upton for Visit Here."  New York Times, March 12, 1918:  p. 4.
  • "J.A. Cummings Dies at Camp Upton."  New York Times, March 13, 1918:  p. 11.
  • "Leonard in Garden Benefit."  New York Times, March 13, 1918:  p. 12.  -- Benny Leonard, world lightweight boxing champion, Camp Upton boxing instructor and an army-navy boxing meet
  • "To Train Upton Officers."  New York Times, March 13, 1918:  p. 22.  Lt. Col. Adolphe Hueguet, succeeds Lt. Col. Walter McCaskey as person assigned to train officers at Camp Upton
  • "Soldiers in Fast Bouts.  Boxing Tournament at Camp Upton Nears Finals."  New York Times, March 14, 1918:  p. 14.
  • "Enemy Alien Foprced to Serve in Draft:  Hungarian Officer Taken, Although He had Said Frankly He was Our Foe.  Served 2 Months at Upton:  Made Good Record, was Honorably Discharged, then Arrested as Enemy, and is Now Paroled."  New York Times, March 15, 1918:  p. 5.  -- Austria-Hungary was one of the Central Powers, against Whom the U.S. was fighting in WWI; here, resulting in an interesting and strange turn of events.
  • "Upton Soldiers See Bouts:  Jam Auditorium to Witness Division Boxing Tournament."  New York Times, March 15, 1918:  p. 14.
  • "Marry in Haste:  Verbal Invitations to Wedding of Sergt. [Charles A.] Duffy and Miss [Guenn] McCarthy."  New York Times, March 17, 1918:  p. 19.
  • "Free Motor Trips to Visit Soldiers:  Sunday Tours for Families of Boys at Camp Upton -- Vanderbilt Gives Use of Motor Parkway."  New York Times, March 17, 1918:  p. 66.
  • "Soldier Weds at Upton.  First Marriage in Camp's Interdenominational Church."  New York Times, March 18, 1918:  p. 11.  --  Pvt. John William Ander and Martha Dora Behr.
  • "Calls Mother's Letter Model of Patriotism:  Cammander at Upton Pays Tribute to Parent of Soldier Who Died in Camp."  New York Times, March 19, 1918:  p. 11.
  • "Gen. Wood Returns from Visit to Front:  Arrives at Atlantic Port , Accompanied by Gen. Bell and French Officers.  Wounds Entirely Healed:  Famous Fighter Says His Escape from Death was Miraculous -- Praises American Morale."  New York Times, March 22, 1918:  p. 4.  -- Gen. Franklin Bell commanded the 77th Infantry Division, at Camp Upton
  • "Gen. Bell Says Huns Fear Our Fighters:  Thinks Germans Will Not Again Attack Americans Except with Overwhelming Force.  No Pessimism in France:  Tells Men at Camp Upton There is No Doubt that the Kaiser's Forces Will Be Beaten."  New York Times, March 23, 1918:  p. 5.
  • Hunt, Frazier.  "Some Rookie Yarns from Camp Upton."  New York Times, March 24, 1918:  p. BR 123.
  • "12,000 Visitors at Upton.  Unleavened Bread for Jewish Soldiers to be Made into Puddings."  New York Times, March 25, 1918:  p. 20.
  • "Upton Officers Promoted:  War Department Order Affects Seven at the Camp."  New York Times, March 27, 1918:  p. 15.
  • "Names of First New York Men Called in the Second Draft:  6,388 Recruits from New York Will Be Sent to Yaphank by Friday.  Part of Army of 95,000:  Additional Names if Those Called to the Colors for Defense of Democracy Published."  New York Times, March 28, 1918:  p. 13.
  • "Bankers Inspect Upton.  Guests of President Peters Compliment Men at Cantonment."  New York Times, March 29, 1918:  p. 13. -- J.P. Morgan and other bankers, accompanied LIRR Pres. Ralph Peters, on a tour of the Camp
  • "Call 5,932 New Men to Upton by May 1."  New York Times, April 18, 1918:  p. 24.
  • "Made Second Lieutenant.  Jarry H. Hernandez Comes from Family that is Making Good."  Long Islander, April 26, 1918:  p. 4.   
  • "Ordered to Camp Upton:  Mobilization of Another Detachment of Recruits To-morrow."  Suffolk County News, April 26, 1918:  p. 8.
  • "Call Objector Phillips.  Former Columbia Student Ordered to Report for Service."  New York Times, May 3, 1918:  p. 20.
  • "Mayor and Party Visit Camp Upton."  New York Times, May 5, 1918:  p. 12.
  • "'Blue Devils' Visit Men at Camp Upton:  Special Entertainment for Frenchmen Who Have Fought with Americans Over There."  New York Times, May 9, 1918:  p. 7.
  • "2,000 Upron Men Fight Ten-Mile Forest Fire:  Dig Trenches and Build Backfires -- Three Farm Buildings Destroyed."  New York Times, May 10, 1918:  p. 22.
  • "Tells of Upton Murders.  Negro Soldier Now Awaiting Trial in Military Prison."  New York Times, May 16, 1918:  p. 6.
  • "Camp Court to Try Negro Slayer."  New York Times, May 17, 1918:  p. 4.
  • "New Division for Upton.  Arrival of 15,000 Men for Next Week Announced."  New York Times, May 18, 1918:  p. 7.
  • "Citizenship Fete Planned.  Ceremonies to Mark Admission of Army Aliens at Camp Upton."  New York Times, May 19, 1918:  p. 6.
  • "Auditorium Completed at Upton."  New York Times, May 28, 1918:  p. 13.
  • "Make Citizens of Soldiers:  Camp Upton Aliens to the Number of 330 Take Oath of Allegiance."  New York Times, May 23, 1918:  p. 12.
  • "To Send 200,000 Men to Camp This Month:  Movement for New Draft Call Will Begin June 24 -- 10,000 Will Go to Upton."  New York Times, May 31, 1918:  p. 6.
  • "Camp Upton Soldier is Killed in France: Death of Stanley Belen Indicates Yaphank Division May Now Be in Action. Long Island Men Listed: F.P. McCreery of Port Washington and M.R. White of Southampton Among the Dead." New York Times, June 1, 1918: p. 4.
  • "Upton Fares Raised.  New Rules Bear Heavily on Soldiers at Camp."  New York Times, June 10, 1918:  p. 11.
  • Barry, Richard.  "Emory Upton, Military Genius:  Practically Unknown General, for Whom Camp Upton was Named, Advocated Many Years Ago Reforms Embodied in Our Great Army of Today."  New York Times, June 16, 1918:  pp. 2, 12.
  • "Kosher Food at Camp Upton.  Welfare Board to Provide for Needs of Jewish Soldiers."  New York Times, June 17, 1918:  p. 4.
  • "Severe Penalties for Army Objectors:  Baker Approves Sentences Imposed on Men Who Refused to Fight Germans or Austrians.  Would Deport Them Later:  Secretary Favors Returning Soldiers at Upton and Gordon to Lands of Their Preference."  New York Times, June 18, 1918:  p. 3.
  • "Redmen to Give Ambulance to Upton."  New York Times, June 21, 1918:  p. 7.
  • "Four Colored Men Go to Camp Upton:  William McKinley Miller was Captain of Contingent -- Plans Being Prepared to Send 21 to Camp on Oct. 7."  South Side Signal, September 27, 1918:  p. 1.

--  Canteens
              See  Jamaica, NY

--  Cedarhurst, NY

  • "Polo Players Give Aid.  Round-Robin Tournament to Be Held at Rockaway Hunting Club."  New York Times, July 17, 1917:  p. 10.

--  Chateau-Thierry, Battle of, 1918
                 See  Huntington, NY  (below)

--  Coastal Defense

---  L.I. Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Men Needed for Defense of Coast:  Rear Admiral UsherTells What is Required of the New York District; Recruiting Along Shore:  Officer Will Visit Towns and Harbors from New London, Conn. to Barnegat, N.J."  New York Times, March 4, 1917:  p. 8.  -- The 3rd Naval District included Long Island
  • "Fear Long Island Attack.  Residents Reported to Be Building Bombproofs for Emergency."  New York Times, March 25, 1917:  p. 2.
  • "Polo Stars Now Deputies.  Join Cross-Country Riders in Sheriff's Defense Reserve."  New York Times, March 30, 1917:  p. 11.  -- Westbury Reserve No. 3. 

--  College Point, NY
                See  Automobile industry  (above)

--  Commack, NY
                   See  Damm Field

--  Coney Island, NY

  • "Coney Crowd Hurt by Runaway Hiorse:  Fifty Persons Injured on Beach Before the Animal was Caught.  Bathers' Clothes Stolen:  Men and Women had to Telephone for Fresh Apparel Before They Could Get Home."  New York Times, July 23, 1917:  p. 9.
  • "Three Die at Coney Island.  Unidentified Woman Victim of Heat and Two Men Drown."  New York Times, August 1, 1917:  p. 17.

--  Construction industry 

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Long Island North Shore Building."  New York Times, April 1, 1917:  p. RE1.

-- Cradle of Aviation Museum  (Hempstead, NY)

--  Cycling

  • "A Record Not in Danger.  [Mile-a-Minute] Murphy's Great Mile in 57 4-5 Seconds Bids Fair to Stand."  New York Times, April 8, 1917:  p. S4.
  • "Century Run for Cyclists:  Prominent Local Riders Will Compete in Long Island Event."  New York Times, October 21, 1917:  p. 101.

--  Damm Field  (Babylon, NY) [named after Lt. Col. Henry J. Damm, Signal Corps, killed in an aviation accident,
                   near Dayton, OH]

---  L.I. Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Tail Spin Fall Kills Two Army Fliers:  Lieuts. Gedeon and Maxon Drop 600 Feet at the Henry J. Damm Field Near Commack.  Maj. East Orders Inquiry:  Gedeon Seen to Leave Machine High in Air -- Death of Lieut. L.J. Merkel Confirmed."  New York Times, August 17, 1918:  p. 4.

--  Dancing
                See  Canteens  (above)
                See also  Long Island City, NY  (below)

--  Diplomacy
                 See also  West Sayville, NY  (below)

--  Dredging

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Work Begin on Two New Tunnels to Brooklyn:  It Will Take Three Years to Complete the Big Tubes Under the East River, Which Will Completely Change the Course of Interborough Transportation."  New York Times, October 25, 1914:  p. SM 10.
  • "40-Foot Channel in Hell Gate Urged:  Daniels and Baker Send Appeal to Chairman of Rivers and Harbors Committee; Want Immediate Action:  Strategical Value of a Second Entrance to Navy Yard in Sea Battle Pointed Out."  New York Times, May 19, 1917:  p.  8.
  • "Votes for Hell Gate Work:  House Committee Favors 40-Foot Channel in East River."  New York Times, May 20, 1917:  p. 12.
  • "Destroyer Hits Shore Twice in Hell Gate:  No. 9, in Trouble Because of Injury to Steering Gear, is Finally Floated by Tugs."  New York Times, May 27, 1917:  p. 5.
  • "Hell Gate Project Attacked in House:  Mann and Frear Open Fight on the $27,000,000 Rivers and Harbors Bill.  Defense Plea Challenged:  Lenroot Assails Proposed Waste of Army Engineers' Time on Many New Surveys."  New York Times, June 9, 1917:  p. 13.
  • "Wants Hell Gate Blasted.  Dock Commissioner Urges Deepening of the River Channel."  New York Times, July 16, 1917:  p. 9.
  • "New East River Tunnel.  Work on Tubes About 45 Per Cent Completed."  New York Times, August 26, 1917:  p. 30.
  • "For Freight Tunnel Under Manhattan:  Calvin Tomkins Would Take New Jersey Railway Terminals to Long Island.  Sees Opportunity in War:  Believes Organization of the Port for War and Peace to be Identical Problems."  New York Times, December 16, 1917:  p. E4.

--  Drownings

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Two Swept to Death from Fishing Boat:  Seven Men Washed Overboard in Jones Inlet, But Five are Rescued in Small Boats."  New York Times, September 3, 1917:  p. 5.

--  East River 
              See  Dredging operations, call for  (above)
              See also  Tunnels  (below)

--  Eastport, NY
              See  Agriculture  (above)

--  Elmhurst, NY
                See   Long Island Rail Road

--  Elmont, NY

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "6 Incendiary Fires Burn Belmont Park:  Great Race Course Swept by $1,000,000 Blaze, Prepared with Oil and Acids.  Many Watchmen Evaded:  August Belmont Mystified as to Animus -- Reward of $2,500 -- May Be Open for Spring Meeting."  New York Times, April 8, 1917:  p. 21.

--  Espionage
               See also  West Sayville, NY  (below)

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Found Irish Plot in von Igel Papers:  Disclosures Laid by Germany to J.W. Gerard, Revealed by Raid.  Report More Spy Arrests:  Six Germans Said to have Been Taken from Brooklyn and Long Island to Internment Camp."  New York Times, July 8, 1917:  p. 4.
  • "Often Visited von Bernstorff."  New York Times, October 30, 1917:  p. 24. 

--  Farmingdale, NY 
                 See   Women's participation  (bellow) 
See also  Agriculture  (above)

--  Fishers Island, NY
               See  Forts -- Fort H.G. Wright  (below)

--  Forbidden Zones

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "More Barred Zones for Enemy Aliens:  Parts of Brooklyn and Flushing Added to a List of Restricted Districts; Jersey Authorities Active; 3,000 Germans Applied Yesterday for Permits, Few of Which were Issued."  New York Times, May 20, 1917:  p. 18

--  Forest Hills, NY
               See also  Agriculture  (above)
               See also  Roosevelt, Theodore  (below)

---  L.I. Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Society Attends the Tennis Match:  Sparkle and Color of Feminine Finery Add Picturesqueness to Scene."  New York Times, August 14, 1914:  p. 8.

--  Forts

---  Fort Michie  (Great Gull Island, NY)

  • Fort Michie (Fortwiki.com)
  • Fort Michie (New York State.  Division of Military and Naval Affairs.  New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center.  Forts)

---  Fort Terry  (Plum Island, NY) 

  • Fort Terry (Fortwiki.com)
  • Fort Terry (New York State.  Division of Military and Naval Affairs.  New York State Military Museum and Veterans' Research Center.  Forts)

---  Fort Tilden  (Rockaway Beach, NY)

  • Fort Tilden  (New York State.  Division of Military and Naval Affairs.  New York State Military Museum and Veterans Researh Center.  Forts)

---  Fort Totten  (Willets Point, NY)

  • Fort Totten (New York State.  Division of Military and Naval Affairs.  New York State Military Museum and Veterans' Research Center.  Forts)

----  L.I. Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Ft. Totten Mines Make 100 P.C. Hits:  Five 'Ships' Lifted Out of Water by Land-Controlled Explosives.  Spectacle for Travelers:  Capt. Gardiner 'Guesses' to the Moment Targets' Crossing f 'Splash Circles.'"  New York Times, October 24, 1914:  p. 11.

---  Fort Tyler  (Gardiners Island, NY)

  • Fort Tyler  (New York State.  Division of Military and Naval Affairs.  New York State Military Museum and Veterans' Research Center.  Forts) 

---  Fort H.G. Wright  (Fishers Island, NY)

  • Fort H.G. Wright (Fortwiki.com)
  • Fort H.G. Wright (New York State.  Division of Military and Naval Affairs.  New York State Military Museum and Veterans' Research Center.  Forts)

--  Garden City, NY
                See  Hazelhurst Field  (below)

--  Gardiners Island, NY
                See  Forts -- Fort Tyler  (above)

--  Glen Head, NY

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "To Build New Quarters.  Engineers' G.C., Destroyed by Fire, to Continue Activities."  New York Times, November 4, 1917:  p. 22.

--  Golf
              See also  Glen Head, NY  (above)
              See also  Inwood, NY  (below)

---  L.I. Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Golfers Migrate to Southern Links:  Many Professionals Already Established in Warmer Climes.  Belleair is Made Over:  Donald Ross Gives Attention to Florida Club While Barnes Teaches Players."  New York Times, December 23, 1917:  p. 23.

--  Great Gull Island, NY
               See  Forts -- Fort Michie  (above)

--  Gun Rights
               See  Women's participation  (below)

-- Hazelhurst Field (Garden City, NY)

-- Hell Gate
            See  Dredging operations, call for (above)

-- Hempstead, NY

--- LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Mrs. Wanner Now a Policewoman." New York Times, April 6, 1917: p. 11. -- Only woman on L.I. to wear that badge   

--  Huntington, NY

---  L.I. Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Made Second Lieutenant:  Harry H. Hernandez Comes from Family That is Making Good."  Long Islander, April 26, 1918:  p. 4.  
  • "Lieut. P.J. Scudder Missing: Well Known Huntingtonian Supposed Killed at Chateau-Thierry in August." Long Islander, October 4, 1918: p. 1.

--  Housing

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Building New Homes.  Long Island Towns Show Big Increase in Population."  New York Times, January 14, 1917:  p. S5.
  • "Increasing Demand for Large Estates on Long Island -- Many Valuable Properties Transferred to New Owners:  Sale of W.K. Vanderbilt, Jr's., Deepdale Home One of the Season's Noteworthy Transactions -- Buying Active on North Shore -- Vegetable Gardening a Popular Hobby -- Improvements in Jamaica and Forest Hills Sections -- Realty Conditions Very Satisfactory."  New York Times, April 15, 1917:  p. XX2.
  • "Good Transit, Fine Roads, and Pleasant Home Centres  Attracting Thusands of Dwellers to Long Island:  Arrival of Warm Weather Stimulates Eagerness for Open-Air Joys; Practical Gardening the Suburban Hobby of the Year; Activity in Forest Hills, Kew, Malverne, and Beechhurst Communities; North Shore Transit Benefits.  Good Leasing Season.  Jitney Bus Service.  Woodside Train Service.  Whitestone Tansit Plans.  Growth at Malverne."  New York Times, May 20, 1917:  p. RE2.
  • "Housing Facilities in Queens Imperative Need."  New York Times, December 16, 1917:  p. RE 9.
  • "Long Island Realty Experiences Eventful Selling and Building Year:  Excellent Demand Prevails for High-Class Country Homes -- Former Farm Tracts Being Absorbed at Sites for Fine Estates -- Building Not Affected by City Conditions."  New York Times, December 30, 1917:  p. RE8.

--  Horse Racing 

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Fine Jumpers in Piping Rock Show:  Mrs. Arthur Scott Burden Wins Honors in Saddle with Her Hunter Oddsocks."  New York Times, October 12, 1914:  p. 11.
  • "Racing Opens at Hewlett Bay Park:  Society Enjoys Rockaway Hunt Club's First Day of Thoroughbred Sport.  Bridget O'Connor Wins:  Skillful Riding by Negro Jockey Carries Robbin's Entry Ni Cedarhurst Cup."  New York Times, April 29, 1917:  p. 32.
  • "Turf Classic at Belmont Saturday:  Attractive Field of Two-Year-Olds to Go to the Post in Futurity."  New York Times, September 2, 1917:  p. 18.
  • "Belmont Replies to Turf Critics:  Defends Construction of Track and Gives Reasons for Running Reverse Way.  Racing Season a Success:  Chairman of the Jockey Club Points Out Good Work Done at Great Expense by Westchester Racing Association."  New York Times, October 7, 1917:  p. 100.
  • "Town Hall Takes Harbor Hill Cup:  W.R. Coe's Jumper Lucky Winner of Three Year Old Event at Piping Rock.  Many Competitors Fall:  Melodrama Comes to Grief When Leading Favorite at Last Jump -- Cherry Malotte a Winner."  New York Times, October 7, 1917:  p. 100.

--  Huntington (N.Y. : Town)

-- Inwood, NY

--- LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Pros Play for Red Cross. Golf Stars in Four-Ball Match at Inwood Today." New York Times, May 5, 1917: p. 10.

--  Islip (N.Y, : Town)

-- Italian-American participation

--- PML Catalog Sampler:

---Jamaica, NY

--- Long Island Vertical File Sampler:

  • Falco, Nicholas. "Jamaica's World War I Canteen." Long Island Forum, 34(8) August 1971: pp. 170-172.
  • Sterrett, Grace Dubois. "They Held Dances for 'Doughboys.'" Long Island Forum, July 1973: pp. 131-133.

--  Kings Park, NY

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Heads Campaign to Aid Negroes."  New York Times, March 2, 1917:  p. 8.  -- George F. Peabody heads fundraising campaign for Howard Orphanage and Industrial School (Kings Park, NY)

-- Long Island City, NY

--- LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "No Dancing in Wartime. Long Island Students Agree to Ban and Call Off Student Prom." New York Times, May 8, 1917: p. 9.
  • "Wants War Service of Bryant [high school] Pupils." New York Times, June 17, 1917: p. RE7.
  • "Find No Clue to Slayer. Hint of Politics in Long Island City Saloon Murder." New York Times, August 7, 1917: p. 4.
  • "Lays Strike to Germans. Shoe Cutters Ordered to Quit Work o Government Contracts." New York Times, August 30, 1917: p. 13.
  • "Police Guard Shoemakers: Attempt to Call Out Men Working on Army Contract Fails." New York Times, August 31, 1917: p. 14.
  • "Settle Army Shoe Strike. State Industrial Board Ends Trouble in Long Island City." New York Times, September 8, 1917: p. 17.
  • "New Militia Company in Queens." New York Times, October 26, 1917: p. 24. -- composed of men rejected by Army as surgeons, presumably as physically unfit. The Army soon lowered its standards.
  • "Borden's Men on Strike. Pasteurizing Men Want Nine-Hour Day and an Advance." New York Times, November 11, 1917: p. 6.
  • "Government Takes Factories in Queens: Arranges for Making of Munitions in Two Big Plants There. May Employ 1,000 Men: Buildings of the General Vehicle and Warner Speedometer Companies Chosen." New York Times, December 12, 1917: p. 15.

-- Long Island Kennel Club

--- L.I. Vertical File Sampler:

  • "L.I. Kennel Club Elects: John F. Collins Chosen to Head Dog Fanciers' Organization." New York Times, December 16, 1917: p. S8.

-- Long Island Rail Road
              See also  Camp Mills (above)
              See also  Camp Upton (above)
              See also  Long Beach, NY (above)
              See also  Trolleys (below)
              See also  Women's participation (below)

--- LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Long Island Plans to Adjust Finances: Project, If Accepted, Will Give Pennsylvania a Complete Ownership. Hope for Stronger Credit: Proposal Calls for Issue of $5,202,100 Debenture Bonds and $25,000,000 Common Stock." New York Times, January 26, 1917: p. 13.
  • "Long Island Passenger Increase." New York Times, January 28, 1917: p. XX5.
  • "Long Island R.R. Terms. Outlines Plan of Settlement with the Pennsylvania." New York Times, February 14, 1917: p. 12.
  • "P.R.R. Gives Ultimatum . President Rea Says No New Offer Will Be Made for Long Island Stock." New York Times, March 11, 1917: p. 21.
  • "L.I. Commuters Increasing." New York Times, March 18, 1917: p. RE1.
  • "Long Island's Earnings. Deficit of $161,000 is Turned into a Profit of 241,000." New York Times, March 20, 1917: p. 15.
  • "Dicks Lose Railway Suit. Court Finds Pensylvania Served Interests of the Long Island." New York Times, March 21, 1917: p. 5.
  • "Minority Holders Assent. Long Island Railroad Debentures to Be Exchanged for Stock." New York Times, March 24, 1917: p. 12.
  • "L.I.R.R. Mileage Rate Up. Service Board Permits Road to Raise It to 2 1-4 Cents a Mile." New York Times, March 25, 1917: p. 19.
  • "Trains Crash on Long Island." New York Times, March 25, 1917: p. 19.
  • "Long Island Road Can Raise Rates." New York Times, March 26, 1917: p. 15.
  • "Asks Trainmen Not to Go to War: Do Full Duty by Keeping Roads Running, Says Long Island Head. Nation Needs Railways: Engineer on the Job More Valuable than as Recruit, Mr. Peters Tells Men." New York Times, April 2, 1917: p. 2.
  • "Saved Train from Wreck. Long Island Motorman Saw Obstruction on Tracks in Time." New York Times, May 5, 1917: p. 14. (Elmhurst, NY)
  • "Bloodhounds' Quest Fails: Footprints to Scene of Danger to Long Island Train." New York Times, May 6, 1917: p. 12. (Elmhurst, NY)
  • "High Coal [costs] Postpones Trains. Long Island R.R. Puts Off Its Spring Time Table for Week." New York Times, May 12, 1917: p. 20. -- Coal prices may have been skyrocketing due to naval ship and collier wartime supply needs.
  • "Long Island Fare Increase Held Up." New York Times, May 25, 1917: p. 12.
  • "Asks to Raise Fares. Long Island R.R. Says Its Cost Increase Will Be $1,250,000 for Year." New York Times, June 7, 1917: p. 9.
  • "Seeks Fare Rise. Long Island Would Charge 10 Cents on Expresses and Stop Trip Books." New York Times, June 9, 1917: p. 13.
  • "L.I.R.R. Coal Bill Growing: Vice President McCrea Pleads for Increase in Fares." New York Times, June 25, 1917: p. 7.
  • "Must Now Wake Gateman. Railway Crossing Bars Ordered Kept Dowb in Early Morning." New York Times, August 12, 1917: p. 11.
  • "L.I.R.R. Sticks to Its Rate: Notifies Service Board Mileage Will Still Be 2 1-4 Cents in City." New York Times, August 17, 1917: p. 16.
  • "Long Island R.R. Loses. Application of Certain Passenger Rates is Denied." New York Times, August 18, 1917: p. 5.
  • "After Midnight Halts Autoists at Crossings: Railroads Ordered by Public Service Commission to Keep 145 Gates Closed Until 5 A.M. -- Raised on Request." New York Times, August 19, 1917: p. E4.
  • "Hearings on Increased Fares." New York Times, August 25, 1917: p. 15.
  • "Blocks Long Island Line. Bridge Burns on the Road to Long Beach." New York Times, August 28, 1917: p. 7.
  • "Mileage Rates on Long Island." New York Times, September 2, 1917: p. 24.
  • "Two New Rapid Transit Extensions Planned." New York Times, October 28, 1917: p. RE 11.
  • "Discuss Lease of Tracks. Residents of Queens Favor Rapid-Transit Extension." New York Times, November 4, 1917: p. RE 11.
  • "Suburban Traffic Grows." New York Times, November 4, 1917: p. RE 11.
  • "Long Island Traffic Grows." New York Times, December 2, 1917: p. RE10.
  • "Grants Long Island Mileage Rate Rise: Railroad Gains but One Concession from Public Service Commision. Must File New Tariffs: Advance from 2 to 2 1-4 Cents Per Mile Allowed, but Other Schedules are to Remain." New York Times, December 2, 1917: p. E3.
  • "Camp Gifts in Special Car. Queens to Send Presents to 1,000 Men at Spartansburg." New York Times, December 16, 1917: p. 8.
  • "Railroad in Thrift Aid. Long Island Puts War Saving Certificates on Sale at Offices." New York Times, December 17, 1917: p. 12.
  • "Train Hits Bus, Killing 2. Chauffeur and Girl Victims of Long Island Crossing Accident." New York Times, December 30, 1917: p. 13

-- Lufbery Field (Massapequa, NY)  [named after Maj. Raoul Lufbery, American Flying Ace, kia]

  • Lufbery Field (New York State. Division of Military and Naval Affairs. New York State Military Museum and Veterans' Research Center. Forts) 

-- Locust Valley, NY
               See  Horse Racing  (above)

-- Massapequa, NY
                See Lufberry Field (above)

-- Mastic, NY

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Airplane Station to Navy.  James P. Knapp Gives Land and Will Build Hangars and Wireless."  New York Times, April 15, 1917:  p. 14.

-- Middle Island, NY

--- LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Heath Hen is Back Again. Game Bird of Colonial Ancestry is Restocked on Long Island." New York Times, April 8, 1917: S4.

--  Milk strike
              See Long Island City, NY (above)

--  Mineola, NY
                See also  Camp Mills  (above)

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • Barick, Thomas.  "Mineola During the First World War." Long Island Heritage, October 1982:  pp. 14, 16, 18-19.
  • "Roosevelt to Address Farmers."  New York Times, April 21, 1917:  p. 4.
  • "Forbid Distilling Grain, Says Colonel [Roosevelt]:  Calls for Commandeering Labor, If Necessary, to Assure Food Supply.  Defends His Army Plan; Hopes to Bridge Gap, He Declares, Until Universal Service Takes Effect."  New York Times, April 22, 1917:  p. 16. 

--  Minorities -- Draft Registration

--  Mitchel Field  (Uniondale, NY)  [named after Maj. J. Purroy Mitchel]

  • Mitchel Field  (N.Y.S.  Division of Military and Naval Affairs.  Military Museum and Veterans' Research Center. Forts)

---  L.I. Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Aviation Field Named for Major Mitchel:  Maj. Lufbery, Lt. Col. Damm, and Lieut Chapman are Similarly Honored."  New York Times, July 25, 1918:  p. 22.
  • "Field Named for Mitchel.  Lufbery and Other Aviators also have Grounds Named After Them."  New York Times, August 1, 1918:  p. 5.

--  Morgan, John Pierpont, Jr.

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "J.P. Morgan Shot by Man Who Set the Capitol Bomb; Hit by Two Bullets Before Wife Disarms Assailant; He is Frank Holt, Ex-Teacher of German at Cornell; Physicians Say the Bullets Touched No Vital Spot."  New York Times, July 4, 1915:  p. 1.
  • "Intruder has Dynamite:  Forces His Way into Banker's House at East Island, L.I.  Mrs. Morgan Risks Life:  Leaps in Front of Husband, Who Thrusts Her Aside and Knocks Holt Down.  Wife Seizes His Revolver, as Financier Struggles on FloorShe Aids Him Until the Servants Arrive.  British Ambassador Near:  Sir Cecil Spring-Rice a Guest at Breakfast Party, Which the Shooting Interrupts."  New York Times, July 4, 1915:  p. 1.
  • "Set an Internal Machine:  Waited Until He Heard Explosion, Then Rushed Off 'to Kill Morgan:'  Crime Carefully Planned:  Smuggled Bomb into Senate Reception Room at 4 o'clock.  It Went Off at 11:23.  Mailed Letters that Night:  Explosion a Protest Against Shipment of War Munitions, He Told Newspapers.  Discusses Deed Calmly:  Studied Sulphuric Acid and Knew It Would Eat Out Cork and Explode Dynamite."  New York Times, July 4, 1915:  p. 1.
  • "Holt Tells Why He Shot Morgan:  Says He Sought Influence of the Banker to Put Embargo on Ammunition Exports.  Did Not Mean to Hurt Him:  Still Hopes His Victim Will Listen to His Plea, and He is Confident of God's Help."  New York Times, July 4, 1915:  p. 1.
  • "His Letters Expose Holt:  Washington Officials Get Early Proof He Caused Capitol Explosion.  Screeds Nearly Identical:  Four Sent to the Newspapers, Told of Protests Against Munitions Export.  Mailed Just Before Blast:  'Don't Put This on Germans or Bryan:  I am an Old Fashioned American.'  R. Pearce' the Signature:  Two Missives are Originals and Two Duplicates, as He had Only One Carbon Sheet.  Told of Bomb in Four Letters."  New York Times, July 4, 1915:  p. 1.
  • "Too Much Freedom for Cracked Brains: Editors Point to the Many Others Who Share the Danger of Mr. Morgan. Time for Drastic Action: Pro-German Propagandists Blamed for Turning the Heads of Weaklings." New York Times, July 4, 1915: p. 1.
  • "Thinks Holt 'Overworked':  Father-in-Law Lays His Deed to Temporary Insanity."  New York Times, July 4, 1915:  p. 3.
  • "Holt an American of German Descent:  Friends at Cornell, Where He Took Degree in June, Did Not Think Him a Fanatic.  An Instructor in German:  Was to Occupy Chair in New University -- Intimates Agree He Must have Been Mad."  New York Times, July 4, 1915:  p. 3.
  • "Sought Hostages, Holt Now Insists:  Hoped to Keep Mrs. Morgan and Children Imprisoned in a Room in Their Home.  Takes Up Role of Fanatic:  Dynamiter Talks Irrationally and Contradicts Some of Former Statements."  New York Times, July 5, 1915:  pp. 1-2.
  • "Holt is Muenter, Say Associates:  Student Friend Tells of Harvard Professor's Return Under New Name.  Others Recognize Picture:  New York Detectives Working on the Tehory that the Two Men are the Same."  New York Times, July 5, 1915:  p. 1.
  • "Optimism at Glen Cove:  Junius Morgan and Doctors Say Patient's Condition is Favorable.  Thirty on Guard at Estate:  Demand for Admission by a German and Inquiry by Others Lead to Precautions.  Prayers in the Churches:  Pastors of All Denominations Make Supplication for Banker's Speedy Recovery.  Nearby Home Threatened:  Three Intruders Driven from Estate of Son of First National Bank President."  New York Times, July 5, 1915:  p. 1.
  • "May Indict Holt at Capitol: Grand Jury Will Probably Take Up Senate Dynamiting." New York Times, July 5, 1915: p. 2.
  • "Find Pistol in Holt's Trunk:  Detective in Ithaca Learns that Assassin Talked Much on Religion."  New York Times, July 5, 1915:  p. 2.
  • "Holt's Past Dark to Wife:  Knows Nothing of Him Before 1908 -- Says Work Broke Him Down."  New York Times, July 6, 1915:  p. 4.
  • "Dynamite Buyer had Holt's Alias:  120 Lbs. were Delivered in Syosset, L.I., on June 20th, to 'C. Hendricks.'   Hidden Store Now Sought:  Evidence Indicating Holt is the Alleged Poisoner, Muenter, is Accumulating."  New York Times, July 6, 1915:  pp. 1, 4.
  • "As British Envoy Saw Morgan Shot:  Says Banker Grappled Assailant by Arms and Beat Him Before Being Wounded.  Holt Became Unconscious:  Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, in First Statement, Says Pistol was Fired with Right Hand."  New York Times, July 6, 1915:  p. 5. 
  • "Before His Death.  District Attorney Angry:  Promises Inquiry to Determine if Keepers were Guilty of Neglect of Duty."  New York Times, July 7, 1915:  p. 1.
  • "Police Bomb Like One Holt Made:  His Method Employed to Explode It, Rather than a Fuse, Authorities Believe.  Tool-Bag Clasps a Clue:  Detectives Seek Make of the Satchel Used by the Headquarters Dynamiter."  New York Times, July 7, 1915:  p. 1.
  • "Found Holt was Scarred as was Dr. Muenter: Physician Got New Evidence that Dynamiter was Man Sought for Murder. Ten Points of Similarity: Prisoner Tride to Starve Himself and Cut Wrist -- Delayed Promised Statement." New York Times, July 7, 1915: p. 2.
  • "Muenter's Last Letter Home:  Full Text of Missive that Told of Plot to Sink Ships."  New York Times, July 8, 1915:  p. 2.
  • "Muenter's Brain Held for Alienist:  Body Sent to Dallas After Full Proof that Death was Not Due to Shot.  Plunge Burst Skull Open:  Inquest to Begin Today-- Warden Huilse of Mineola Jail Goes Away on Vacation."  New York Times, July 9, 1915:  p. 1.
  • "Glen Cove Militia at Morgan Wedding:  Cordon About Chapel in Locust Valley as Financier's Daughter Marries P.G. Pennoyer; Seaplanes Circle Sound:  100 Witness Ceremony in St. John's, Followed by a Bridal Breakfast on Lawn at Mattinecock."  New York Times, June 17, 1917:  p. 19.

--  Motorcycling
                See  Amityville, NY  (above)

--  Naturalizations
               See also   Camp Upton  (above)

--  Naval operations
               See also  Sayville, NY  (below)

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Offers Services to Navy.  Long Island Sound Power Boat Association Elects Officers."  New York Times, March 9, 1917:  p. 11.
  • "Saw Submarine Off Coast.  Strange Craft Off Fire Island Said to Be of Foreign Origin."  New York Times, March 10, 1917:  p. 9.
  • "No Submarines Seen Off Montauk Point:  Suspected Craft Were Patrol Motorboats, Navy Department Says -- Airplanes Scouted for Them."  New York Times, March 30, 1917:  p. 6.
  • "School for Naval Rookies:  10,000 Reserves to Be Trained in or Near New York City."  New York Times, May 21, 1917:  p. .2  -- Selecting a site on LI
  • Magnani, Edward.  "Detour at Lonelyville."  Long Island Forum, 61(3) Summer 1998:  pp. 5-19.
  • Currie, Constance Gibson.  "Section 5, West Sayville's World War I Navy Base."  Long Island Forum, 63(1) Winter 2000:  pp. 4-11.
  • "Killed on U.S. Patrol Boat:  Another of Crew Injured in Engine Room Accident."  New York Times, October 17, 1917:  p. 2.

--  Naval Casualties

--  Northern Pacific (troop transport) 

---  L.I. Vertical File Sampler:

  • Magnani, Edward.  "Detour at Lonelyville."  Long Island Forum, 61(3) Summer 1998:  pp. 5-19.

--  Northport, NY

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Sentry Kills Boy Who Failed to Halt:  Long Island Lads in Auto Attempt to Speed by Marine, Thinking Challenge a Joke."  New York Times, April 8, 1917:  p. 4.

--  Oyster Bay, NY
              See also  Roosevelt, Theodore  (below)

---  L.I. Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Ship Hull a Breakwater.  Old Floating Hotel of John Arbuckle Now at Oyster Bay."  New York Times, October 22, 1917:  p. 9.

--  Patchogue, NY
               See  Patchogue - History - World War, 1914-1918  web page
               See also  Patchogue - History, 1919-1929  web page

--  Plum Island, NY
                See  Forts -- Fort Terry  (above)

--  Police
              See also  Women's participation (below)

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Mrs. Wanner Now a Policewoman."  New York Times, April 6, 1917:  p. 11.
  • "Policewoman on the Trail:  Gets Out Early with Her Dogs to Follow Fleeing Burglars."  New York Times, May 23, 1917:  p. 17.

--  Polo

---  L.I. Vertical File Sampler:

  • "No Polo Cup Challenge:  War in Europe Will Prevent Matches for Some Years."  New York Times, August 4, 1914:  p. 11.  -- Refers to several L.I. polo clubs' interest in an American challenge, deferred

--  Port Jefferson, NY

  • "Xarifa's Experience." Port Jefferson Echo, October 17, 1914: p. 1. -- Recounts the adventures, and repreated haltings for inspections, of the auxiliary brig Xarifa, of New York, when a leisurely pleasure cruise, with stops at various northern European ports of call, obsensively to see the midnight sun at North Cape, landed it in the midst of the outbreak of WWI, undergoing mostly British inspections, with a harrowing voyage home. After returning to New York, for repairs, it "tied up for the winter at Port Jefferson."
  • Brady, Kenneth C.  "Port Jefferson and the Liberty Loan Campaign of World War I."  Historical Society of Greater Port Jefferson.  [Newsletter.]  March 2004:  pp. 4-5.

--  Prohibition

---  LI Vertical File Sampler: 

  • "Hard Liquor Import Ends Next Sunday:  Food Law Expected to Shut Out $6,000,000 Worth of Distilled Beverages Annually.  Present Stocks are Low:  British, Scotch, and French Goods Expected to Reach Unheard of Prices Soon."  New York Times, September 2, 1917:  p. 22.
  • "Bone Dry Date Set for June 30:  President Asks for Six Months Delay and Prohibition Leaders Assent.  Is a Revenue Necessity.  If Source of Revenue is Cut Off Prohibition Leaders Will Be Held Responsible for Substitute Tax oon Consumption of Necessities."  Suffolk County News, August 30, 1918:  p. 8.

--  Quail conservation

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Urge Closed Quail Season:  Commissioner Pratt Hears Pleas to Save Birds on Long Island."  New York Times, May 1, 1917:  p. 14.
  • "Close Season Denied.  Commissioner Pratt Recommends Methods to Preserve Quail."  New York Times, July 8, 1917:  p. 28.  

--  Queens Borough (New York City) 

---  L.I. Vertical File Sampler: 

  • "New York's Marvelous Growth Toward the East:  Within a Decade Queens Borough had Bloomed into Vast Industrial Centre and Residential District."  New York Times, November 18, 1917:  p. X6.

--  Rand, Gordon

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Gordon Rand Decorated.  Long Island Lad Wounded with Ambulance Corps in France."  New York Times, June 12, 1917:  p. 13.

--  Rifle Clubs

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Offers Aid to Rifle Clubs.  W.R. Grace Will Equip Ranges for Practice by Long Islanders."  New York Times, March 17, 1917:  p. 6.

--  Roads, Concrete 

---  L.I. Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Concrete Roads on Long Island."  New York Times, December 9, 1917:  p. 95.

--  Rockaway Beach, NY
                See  Forts -- Fort Tilden  (above)

--  Rockaway Naval Air Station

  • Rockaway Naval Air Station  (New York State.  Division of Military and Naval Affairs.  New York State Military Museum and Veterans' Research Center.  Forts)

--  Rockeville Centre, NY

---  PML Catalog Sampler:

  • Bassett, Preston R. and Arthur L. Hodges.  "World War I."  In  The History of Rockville Centre.  Uniondale, NY:  Salisbury Printers, 1969:  pp. 159-166.

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "520 Per Cent. Miller Exposed in Court.  Brother-in-law Turns on Swindler Who Lived Under an Alias Since Quitting Prison.  All Due to Family Row:  Ex-Convict, Who has Prospered, Sided with Wife of Man Whose Name He Adopted."  New York Times, November 29, 1914:  p. C6.
  • "Protest Sunday Movies.  Long Island Church Members Oppose Amending Law Against Them."  New York Times, January 1, 1917:  p. 10.
  • "In Memory of Miss Martin.  Service at Rockville Centre for Victim of Air Raid."  New York Times, March 31, 1918:  p. 12.

--  Roosevelt, Theodore 
See also  Mineola, NY  (above)

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Theodore Roosevelt Writes on Helping the Cause of World Peace:  Civilized Nations Should Combine in a Great World League for the Peace of Righteousness, He Says, and Invite Their Military Forces to Enforce the Decrees of a Common Tribunal in Questions at Issue."  New York Times, October 18, 1914:  p. SM 1.
  • "River of Doubt Now on Brazil's Official Maps."  New York Times, March 4, 1917:  p. SM3.
  • "Scouts Visited Roosevelt:  Showed Them His Trophies and Gave Strong Talk."  New York Times, May 18, 1917:  p. 3.
  • "Prince [of Udine] Ends Visit with an Auto Tour:  Italian Mission Takes Train for Boston After Day in Long Island.  See Colonel's Trophies:  Driven at High Speed to Lloyd Griscom's Home and Then to Reception at Clarence H. Mackay's."  New York Times, June 25, 1917:  p. 10.  -- Roosevelt may have been sidelined by Wilson, for any military posting (for fear of reviving the former's popularity and chances of unseating Wilson).  But, he was apparently seen as still useful in less threatening and distracting diplomatic and intelligence-gathering capacities, as a born entertainer; and as architect of the Treaty of Portsmouth, and the Panama Canal, and as a person of undeniable charisma.
  • "New Ferry Across the Sound:  Boats Between Greenwich and Oyster Bay Start Tomorrow."  New York Times, June 29, 1917:  p. 16.
  • "Roosevelt Assails Divided Allegiance:  Denounces Disloyal Citizens and 'Roughneck' Pacifists Like Berkman in Patriotic Talk.  One Language for Nation:  Colonel Say He Would Have Used Many German-American Officers If He had Led Troops in France."  New York Times, July 5, 1917:  p. 3.
  • "Roosevelt Extols Canadians in War:  Greeted by Cheering Crowds at Toronto, Where He Speaks for Victory Loan.  Doubts Value of Treaties:  Colonel Mistrusts the Pledges of Some Nations -- Advocates Universal Service."  New York Times, November 27, 1917:  p. 4.

--  Roosevelt Field

  • Roosevelt Field  (New York State.  Division of Military and Naval Affairs.  NYS Military Museum.  Forts)

--  Sag Harbor, NY

---  PML Catalog Sampler:

--  Sands Point, NY

---  L.I. Vertical File Sampler:

  • Williams, George L.  "Two Powerful Congressmen from Sands Point:  Contemporaries, W. Bourke Cockran & Frederick C, Hicks."  Long Island Forum, 51(4) Fall 1988:  pp. 86-96. -- Frederick Hicks was caught in German machine gun fire while oin an inspection tour in France, and was active in suporting the U.S. Navy, during WW I.

--  Sayville, NY

---  PML Catalog Sampler:

---  L.I. Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Trolley Surprised Sayville."  Port Jefferson Echo, August 22, 1914:  p. 4. -- Suffolk Traction Co.'s trolleys reach Sayville, from Patchogue, and are reported in heavy use.
  • "Soldiers' Letters:  Fred Allmendinger Writes of Bravery of Blind Boys; Joe Krsnak Seess Battle."  Suffolk County News, December 6, 1918:  p. 1.  -- Others' letters or accounts are included, primarily Sayvillians. 

--  PML Catalog Sampler:

--  Sheepshead Bay, NY

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Speedway Triumph Won by De Palma:  40,000 See Him Win All Three Auto Races on Sheepshead Bay Track; Old Field a Dissapointment:  Tire Trouble Probably Cost Louis Chevrolet the Honors of Fifty-Mile Event."  New York Times, August 19, 1917:  p. S2.

--  Shipbuilding

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Shipbuilding in Queens.  Ample Facilities in Many Sections for Growth of Important Industry."  New York Times, June 3, 1917:  p. 33.

--  Shoes and shoemaking
                See  Long Island City, NY  (above)

--  Smithtown (NY : Town)

---  PML Catalog Sampler:

  • Gish, Noel.  "World War I," "Wild Ape," and "Women's Suffrage."  In Smithtown, New York, 1660-1929:  Looking Back Through the Lens.  Smithtown, NY:  Smithtown Historical Society, 1996:  pp. 174-179. 

--  Southampton (NY : Town)

---  PML Catalog Sampler:

--  Suffolk County, NY.  Home Defense Committee.  Publicity Subcommittee

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Issued by the Publicity Sub-committee of the Suffolk County Home Defense Committee, Patchogue, L.I., N.Y., July 16, 1917"  -- information on the organization of local defense

--  Trolleys
              See also  Long Island Rail Road  (above)
              See also  Sayville, NY  (above)

--- LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "To Manage Long Island  Trolleys."  New York Times, April 27, 1917:  p.  13.
  • "Want Trolley Extended.  New Line to Ridgewood in Queens Borough Being Surveyed."  New York Times, November 11, 1917:  p. 40.
  • "Trolley Fares Increased.  Some Long Island Lines May Charge 6 Cents -- 7 in Peekskill."  New York Times, December 6, 1917:  p. 18.

--  Tuberculosis

---  L.I. Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Campaign for Tuberculosis Hospital."  Suffolk County News, August 28, 1914:  p. 4.  -- Report of a committee meeting, held in on 8/21, in Patchogue's NYS Supreme Court Chamber, to wage an gresssive educational campaign to obtain public support for a tuberculosis sanitorium in the County; noting the next meeting was to be in Greenport on 8/28, the very day this weekly newspaper appeared.

--  Tunnels

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "New East River Tunnel.  Work on Tubes About 45 Per Cent. Completed."  New York Times, August 26, 1917:  p. 30.

--  U-Boats

  • German Submarine Activities on the Atlantic Coast of the United States and Canada [full text] (U.S. Navy Department. Office of Naval Records and Library. Historical Section  Publication No. 1, published under the direction of Hon. Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy.  Washington, DC:  Government Printing Office, 1920) - Includes U-boat, convoy, and anti-submarine activities in L.I. waters, as well as elsewhere
  • U.S.S. San Diego Shipwreck, by Capt. Daniel Berg [AC-6] (Capt. Dan Berg / Aqua Explorers, Inc.  New York and New Jersey's Wreck Valley) -- includes a related video link
  • California [later renamed San Diego, AC 6].  (U.S. Navy Department.  Naval Historical Center.  Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships) --  Sunk by U-156, on 7-19-1918, S.E. of Fire Island, NY.

---  PML Catalog Sampler:

-- West Sayville, NY   [Telefunken Wireless Radio Station (seized by the U.S.); German Espionage; the 
Telegram; US Naval Base]
               See also  Naval operations  (above)

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Cunarder Slips Out; Will Pick Up British Cruisers as Escorts.  German Warships Near:  Liner to Head for Newfoundland, Where Other English Ships Will Meet Her.  French Cruisers Outside:  Wireless Code Messages from Telefunken Station at Sayville Aid German Cruisers.  To Be Sent to Washington.  The Dresden Reporterd Off Cape Cod in an Attempt to Cut French Cable.  Our Destroyers Put Out.  Liner Olympic Sails in Under Convoy of Cruiser Essex -- German Warships Outclassed."  New York Times, August 5, 1914:  p. 1.
  • "Check on Wireless to Keep Neutrality:  Sweeping Order by the President Prohibits Messages to Aid Beligerents.  Navy Will Enforce It:  Transmission or Delivery of Unneutral Messages Forbidden -- German Cruisers Got Code from Berlin."  New York Times, August 6, 1914:  p. 4.  --  Includes the text of Woodrow Wilson's order; earing implicitly on the powerful Telefunken wireless station in W. Sayville
  • "Naval Censors on Our Wireless:  Ensigns with Skilled Operators Take Charge of Telefunken and Marconi Stations.  Code Messages Barred:  Operators Will 'Listen In' and Stop Transmission of Unneutral Matter.  Can't Guide Warships:  Censorship Prevents Agents of Warring Powers from Helping Cruisers to Harass Commerce."  New York Times, August 7, 1914:  p. 7.
  • "Seal Up Wireless of Foreign Ships:  Government Takes Stringent Steps to Stop Violation of Our Neutrality.  Radio Plants Warneed:  Naval Officer Visits Stations which have Interfered with the Service on Our Guard Ships."  New York Times, August 11, 1914:  p. 2.
  • "Wireless Raises Ticklish Points in Neutrality Law:  Federal Authorities Confronted with a Situation Without Precedents to Guide Them -- Even Amateur Operators are a Factor in the Matter."  New York Times, August 30, 1914:  p. SM 6.
  • Currie, Constance Gibson.  "Section 5, West Sayville's World War I Navy Base."  Long Island Forum, 63(1) Winter 2000:  pp. 4-11.
  • Ellis, Marc.  "Electronic Espionage -- World War I Style" (Antique Radio).  Popular Electronics, March 1993:  pp. 66-67, 84.
  • Freedman, Mitchell.  "W. Sayville's Role in World War I."  Newsday, n.d:  n.p.
  • Schultz, James (Jay).  "German Spies Uncovered in Sayville:  Federal Agents Seized German Owned Radio Station in Violation of Neutrality Act."  Shore Lines, February, 1987:  pp. 7, 28, 33. 

--  Westbury, NY

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Long Island."  New York Times, September 16, 1917:  p. RE8.

--  Willets Point, NY
               See  Forts -- Fort Totten  (above)

--  Women's participation
                 See also  Agriculture  (above)
                 See also  Police  (above)

---  L.I. Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Women and War."  Suffolk County News, August 28, 1914:  p. 4. -- (Over-)confidently predicts that WW I will prove a boost for women's suffrage and equality, that it will be women who will stop the war, and that "When woman comes into her own, the type of statecraft that is based on force will go out."  Would that it had proven so.  (However, historically, women have presided over wars, both before and after 1914, often quite effectively.)  And then comes a line relevant to our own 21st century debate:  "Gun totling has little relation to safety and justice, eith in a nation or in an individual."
  • "Women for Men's Work.  Long Island Club Members Ask to Learn Industrial Duties."  New York Times, March 24, 1917:  p. 15.
  • "Training Camp for Women.  100 Acres Obtained on Long Island to Teach Agriculture."  New York Times, April 6, 1917:  p. 13.
  • "Women to Teach Farming:  Training School Opens at Farmingdale on April 23."  New York Times, April 14, 1917:  p. 14.
  • "Women in Railway Jobs.  President of Long Island Road to Open School to Train Them."  New York Times, May 11, 1917:  p; 12.
  • "Woman Doctor Slides 60 Feet to Save Man:  Makes Descent of Cliff in Time to Give First Aid Treatment to Injured Workman."  New York Times, October 7, 1917:  p. 5.  -- Doctors at her hospital credited her prompt [heroic] response [ignoring the dangers to herself] with saving the man's life.   

--  Yachting

---  LI Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Little Yachts Sail Huguenot Races:  Jerome Monks Pilots Carlita to Victory on Long Island Sound."  New York Times, August 9, 1914:  p. S4.
  • "Yachts Finish Race Only Inches Apart:  Wabisi Noses Out Yaqui in Stamford Y.C.'s Annual Regatta on the Sound."  New York Times, August 16, 1914:  p. S4.
  • "Yachts in Clse Races.  Long Island Yachting Season Closes with Handicap Racing Classes."  New York Times, September 13, 1914:  p. S4.  
  • "Adopt Racing Schedule.  Yachtsmen of Long Island Sound Hold Annual Election."  New York Times, March 22, 1917:  p. 12.
  • "War Not to Halt Yachting:  Only Ocean Races May Be Abandoned -- Plan Big Motor Boat Year."  New York Times, April 29, 1917:  p. 18.
  • "To Omit Title Regattas.  Gravesend Bay Yachtsmen Enrolled in Naval Reserve."  New York Times, April 29, 1917:  p. 21.
  • "Arranges Yacht Races.  Handicap Class of Long Island Sound to Have Series of Contests."  Newe York Times, July 3, 1917:  p. 13.

--  Yaphank, NY
               See also  Camp Upton  (above)

---  L.I. Vertical File Sampler:

  • "Two Killed in Auto Accident."  Port Jefferson Echo, August 25, 1917:  p. 1. -- Private truck, acting as a bus, ecarrying soldiers and civilian workers, en route from Camp Upton to Patchogue, was driven into Yaphank Lake, with the above result

--  Zimmermann Telegram 
                  See  West Sayville, NY