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Long Island's history, in relics

The book cover from F. Scott Fitzgerald's

The book cover from F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby."

A piece of wood from the Long Beach boardwalk.

A cannon from 1812.

The cover from F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby."

A lunar module toy.

Those four items are among the 19 relics we've selected to start telling the story of Long Island's history.

The list will continue to grow, and we would like your input.

If you'd like to recommend an artifact, let us know in the comments field.

Mobile users, click on the link after the third paragraph to see the relics.

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