William Beebee

William Beebee was the father-in-law of Howard Loder. He moved to Longwood to be near his daughter and grandkids between 1928 and 1933. He was a woodworker, so he decided to honor his new town with a series of cypress-carved signs. These were delivered to several organizations like the Baptist Church, Fire Department, and Longwood Civic League.

The Longwood Civic League sign is now owned by the Longwood Historic Society; it is mounted in a storage closet. Beebee presented it to the Civic League in November 1929. This is the only known surviving sign.