Showing posts from February, 2009

LPHS Meeting

Just a reminder L/P Historical Society meeting on Thursday February 26th

7 P.M.@ Lindley Town Hall.

Displays of old postcards and added attraction - 20 minute film on local Architecture

Rocognize These Homes?

Karen Ballard, a member of the LPHS, is trying to identify two local houses. If you think you may recognize either of these homes please let us know.

Karen is also researching the Lundgren Family ( Andrew, Betty, Ernest, and Hugh). If you have any stories, remembrances, or information to share please contact her.

Feel free to leave a comment or contact us through the email link.


Happy Valentine's Day


Lindley-Presho Historical Society Meeting

The Lindley-Presho Historical Society will hold it's monthly meeting .
Thurdsday-February 26th 27 P.M. at the Lindley Town Hall.

After a brief business meeting ,Tracy(Rumsey) Overdurf and Dick Pierce will share some of their postcard collections with the group. Several of these cards have been used on the L-P Society's blog.

Dick's collection is part of his father- Harold Pierce's collection. Many of these cards are of local interest. An album of holiday cards-including Valentine and St. Patrick's Day will,also,be on display. Many local residents will remember Harold as an avid collector of postcards who enjoyed showing them to friends.

If you enjoy the old postcards, this is a great opportunity to see a few of them.

As always at this time of the year,the meeting is scheduled WEATHER PERMITTING.

Catherine M. Pierce Lindley Historian

Tioga Bridge Postcard

Misspelled postcard of Tioga (Troga) Bridge in Lindley. Probably 1910's? The card was sent to Albion, NY by Merton Manley.

2009 Groundhog Predictions

Early Spring - General Beauregard Lee
Early Spring - French Creek Freddie
6 more weeks of winter - Buckeye Chuck
6 more weeks of winter - Balzac Billy
Early Spring - Malverne Mel
6 more weeks of winter - Woodstock Willie
6 more weeks of winter - Jimmy the Groundhog
6 more weeks of winter - Octoraro Orphie
Early Spring - Staten Island Chuck
6 more weeks of winter - Wiarton Willie
6 more weeks of winter - Shubenacadie Sam
6 more weeks of winter - Punxsutawney Phil
Early Spring - Dunkirk Dave

1880 Census Page

This is a page from the 1880 Census of Lindley - I see my great grandfather, great great grandparents, and my great great great you see yours? Send me your family name & I will see if I can post it for you. Tracy To find my email click on my name on the top right of this page and in the profile you will see the email link.

Chimney Rocks

Hi Tracy and Readers -

The Chimney Rocks were(are)west of Gibson on left just before you pass under the Gibson Bridge on Rt.17 going from Corning to the Mall..Remnants of the rocks can still be seen .According to Dimitroff and Jaynes in the History of Corning and PP area-200 Years,1991,the DL&W RR destroyed 8 of the 11 chimneys.The Town of Corning received $7,500 from the RR for destruction of the road,but not for the rocks being destroyed. The Foodmart used to have a large photo of the road,the building and the rocks ,etc on the walls in the dining area -before they closed..
Until a few years ago, there was a large junk yard (since removed) that was near where the gates shown in the picture were located. Most of us would recognize the rocks as the area where the orange religious sign now stands.
With a little imagination, you can still visualize some of the rocks standing as chimneys.

Feeder Canal - Gibson

I found this photograph in the 1986 Chemung County Sesquicentennial (150th Anniversary Program). This photo is of the feeder canal at Gibson, the first lock in the Chemung Canal circa 1870. According to the book on the right is Chimney Narrows road following river & crossing Post Creek and continuing up the turnpike. Today it would be East & West Pulteney St. in Corning. Anyone have a better desrciption of "Chimney Narrows"? Tracy

State Line Camping opens at new Location

From Dennis Smith ,owner

State Line Camping has officialy moved from the Morgan Creek location in Lindley to the new location and are open for business on Maynard Road at the Presho exit on U.S. Rt. 15.

This has been a major undertaking for Dennis and his employees. We wish them Good Luck and success in their new location.

In Memoriam – James Brownell & Martha Semple

We have recently lost two individuals in our community.

This posting is in memory of Jim Brownell, a resident of Presho and husband of Shirley Brownell and Martha Semple, mother of former Town Supervisor Harold Semple.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all family members.

I hold it true, whate'er befall;
I feel it when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Tracy Overdurf & The Lindley Presho Historical Society

A Word from the Historian #2

Hello Again-
Tonight,I would like to mention the Lindley-Presho Historical Society .
This is a new organization in town. Our first meeting was held last year. At present,there are no officers or dues. We meet once a month on the 4th Thursday at 7 P.M. at the Lindley Town Hall. Anyone who is interested in the history of the Lindley -Presho area is invited to join us. .
Our program agenda is varied. We have had speakers on the 86th Regiment of the Civil War, and have had several films on subjects pertaining to local history. Other times, it is a time of sharing stories and memories of the people present. We are open to suggestions for programs.
Several suggestions have been discussed as to projects that the group could pursue. As these ideas are developed, the blog will be our way of informing the public.
Meantime, we hope you enjoy the articles, pictures and memorabilia that we present.
I can be contcted at 607-523-8851 for additional information.