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Long Island high school homecomings, then and now

Students perform at Mineola High School's sixth annual

Students perform at Mineola High School's sixth annual homecoming game on Saturday, Oct. 10, 1987, as the Mineola Mustangs defeated the Westbury Dragons, 42-0. Credit: Mineola Public Library

For decades, Long Island teens have paraded through neighborhoods wearing face paint, riding on handmade floats and bowing down to their kings and queens to celebrate the all-American tradition of homecoming. 

The uniforms, the hair styles and the festivities have changed somewhat over the course of time, but in many ways, the homecomings of the '70s, '80s and '90s are very much like today's celebrations. Check out the photos here.

Mobile readers: Click on the link below to view photos from Long Island high school homecomings of the past and present.

Have photos from a past Long Island homecoming you want to share with Newsday? Email tara.conry@newsday.com.
 

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