Friday, August 21, 2015

225th Birthday Planning Meeting

The Planning Committee for Lindley's 225th Birthday Party will meet at the Lindley Town Hall on Thursday August 27th  at 7 P.M. All interested parties are welcome to attend.
Brenda-Chairperson would like to have most of the planning finished that evening.
Checking to see how many catch my error on the photos ..  Kitty

Monday, August 17, 2015

On Cemetery Road off County Rt.115  (Formerly US.RT.15)

Looking Back --225 years

In 1990, a group of highly motivated Lindley residents came together and celebrated the first 200 Years of the Town of Lindley’s history with an event called Heritage Days.  It was spread out over 3 days and included all sorts of events and activities. They even published a book called  “ Looking Back 200 Years   Lindley, New York 1790-1990. “ 

Twenty-five years have passed and many changes in Lindley have happened since then-- including the bussing of all our school children to out of town schools. With this in mind, a group of local residents felt that it was time to have another birthday party and to share some of Lindley’s past with the students, newcomers to Lindley, relatives  , friends and neighbors. So –

Lindleytown Birthday Party – Celebration Looking  Back 225 Years 1790-2015 –will take place on Saturday September 19th, 2015 from noon to 5 P.M. at the Lindley Town Hall and across the road on the Community Church grounds.

(Many of the old histories and letters addressed to the town residents in early days referred to the place as Lindleytown- hence the group adopted the older name to depict the time frame being celebrated.)
 Lindley was really the 1st formal settlement in Steuben County.
Although not as many activities as 1990 are planned, there will be a variety of displays, exhibits and activities of interest for all ages. . Elves are busy planning a variety of vintage games and activities to entertain the children.  The historical exhibits and displays will be at the Town Hall where there are already photos of schools, students, buildings and Veterans on display. The local Churches, LP Fire Department members and local residents will have a food booth at the Lindley Community Church with proceeds being donated to the Fire Department. (The only cost for the day!!!.) There will be musical entertainment by the Woodhull Band and other groups. 
As the day grows closer, we will share more details.  Sounds like a fun time –Did I mention a birthday cake and ice cream, too???  See you there.  Kitty

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Planning a Celebration of Colonel Lindsley's Arrival in Lindleytown in 1790

The Lindleytown Day 225th Birthday
Celebration Committee will meet Thursday August 13th at 7 P.M. at the
Lindley Town Hall  to continue planning the event scheduled for September 19th from
Noon to 5 P.M

If you are interested in Lindley’s past history and would like to be a part of the afternoon’s activities, we hope to see you on the 13th  The meeting is open to the public-especially to anyone who wishes to
participate or has an idea for a display
relating to Lindley’s past

The July meeting for planning  Lindley’s 225th birthday party  was quite productive. Since then the group (–especially Chairperson  Brenda Criss )have been busy working on the to-do lists that go with planning such an event. 

 It promises to be afternoon of interesting and fun activities for the young and the old. The afternoon will be a place to renew old friendships  and to meet /greet new neighbors.

The celebration will take place at the Lindley
Town Hall and the Lindley Community Church

Lindley residents will  celebrating the beginnings of one of Steuben County’s first real settlements.
 (Painted Post/Corning had a few folks living in that area , but there was no community as well planned as ColonelLindsley’s –”Lindleytown “ in 1790 ). 

The emphasis is on the Town of Lindley’s
past 225 years .There will be activities,
displays, exhibits and entertainment for all
ages..  The event is free and the public is
invited to help celebrate Lindley’s 225th.
Birthday Party.
After this coming meeting, there will  be a better idea of who ,what, and when that we can publicize 

 For more information –call   607-523-8083 or
607- 523-8851

Watch for a list of activities as the planning continues.  

Lindsley Burying Ground

Monday, July 20, 2015

Lindleytown Day Meeting


Lindleytown Day

September 19th ,2015

Planning Meeting

July 23, 2015

7 P.M.

Come and join the group planning an afternoon of displays and activities connected to

 Lindley’s 225 years of history.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Lindley Historical Society - Meeting July 23rd

July 4th 2015
Lindley, N.Y. from Sawyer Road
Looking at this picture , one wonders what Colonel Lindsley and his 40 plus or minus group of settlers would think of the community that  they started back in  June, 1790  !!!!!

Ordinarily the Lindley-Presho Historical Society does not meet in the summer months, but with Lindleytown Days being held on September 19th, 2015 to celebrate the town's existence for 225 years, it is necessary to hold meetings to plan the event.

Therefore, Brenda Criss ,Chairperson of the Day's events has called a meeting to work on the details
7 p.m. July 23rd,2015
Lindley Town Hall

This is a volunteer effort of Lindley residents with assistance from the Town Board.  Past meetings have resulted in basic plans for the afternoon. Brenda has prepared a budget and has been busy recruiting participants.  We hope to make this an interesting afternoon that will relate to Lindley's 225 years of history .   So anyone interested in Lindley's history and who would like to participate is invited to attend the meetings and help plan the day. See you there.. 
Did you realize Lindley was started just  14 years after the Declaration of Independence was signed back on July 4th ,1776.  239 years ago. Time does march on

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Gas Pipe Line Construction in Lindley -2015

July 5,2015 Brant farm across from Green Shingle

Advertisement that appeared in Leader March 24th ,1914
(click to enlarge)
In case you have wondered about all the digging going on in the southern part of Lindley, this proposed project by Empire Pipeline, Inc and National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation labeled  "Tuscarora Lateral Project" is well under way. According to this legal in the Leader , there will be "approximately17.12 miles of natural gas pipeline ,including 16.35 miles of 12 inch diameter pipeline and 0.77 miles of 16-inch pipeline and interconnecting facilities along with the construction  of additional compression at the 'Supply' (National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation)
 existing Tuscarora Compression Station."
On the map, the new line is the largest-dark line extending from Tuscarora through Lindley under I 99 , Steuben County Rt.115 (old Rt.15,) Lindley Road, the Tioga River, County Rt.116 and over the hill across from Steamtown Road to the Cram Cross Road station in Caton where it will connect to an existing pipeline in Jackson Township, Penna.

 According to this more information is available on the FERC website Http://

Brant Farm

Looking E toward Steamtown Rd from Stermer Rd

5/17/2015  Co. Rt.116
Since this is such an extensive project involving a large portion of the town, I asked one of the contractors  for more information about the history of the project to add to the Historian files. Will keep you posted.

As we took pictures over the weekend, Dick and I wondered what Colonel Lindsley and his group of 40 settlers from 1790 would think .

So many changes in the history and appearance of Lindley in 225 years.

On Saturday September 19, 2015, a group of Lindley volunteers are planning an afternoon of displays and demonstrations that will remind the community of the changes over the years.  
Watch for more details here.



Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Mary Lentzen Retires

Mary Lentzen
Lindley resident who served as a member and Chairman of Lindley Planning Board for a number of years.

Congratulations Mary on your retirement from Corning Inc.

 Thank you for all your contributions as a Lindley resident and for all the time and effort that you spent on the Town of Lindley Planning Board.

Thank you,also, for taking an interest in the history of Lindley.

We will miss that cheerful, happy smile and wish you the best as you enjoy your new home and the Florida sunshine.
Dick and Kitty Pierce