Showing posts from March, 2009

April L/P Historical Society Meeting

The Lindley -Presho Historical Society April meeting will be on the 23rd. The program on
" Glass " will be given by Glass Engraver - Elmer Huels of Lindley . Elmer has some interesting stories and facts to relate about the glass business. Make a note on your calendars to attend this interesting program.
The March meeting was well attended last evening-(March 26 th,2009). DurlandWeale took the audience on a tour of the Lindley area in the 1930's from Morgan Creek and Rt.15 intersection down Morgan Creek Road to the area north and south of the Lindley bridge . He kept the audience entertained for an hour with stories about the people, places and events of the days in his youth. His memory of this time period was amazing and the hour passed too quickly. Durland has been invited to come back and tell more about Lindley in the 1930's.
The next series of posts will be memories of a 91 year old gentleman who also, grew up in this area. These sto…

March Meeting of L-P Historical Society

The Lindley-Presho Historical Society will meet at 7 P.M. Thursday March 26th at the Lindley Town Hall on Rt.15 . Lindley native Durand Weale of Addison will share his memories of Growing up in Lindley in the 1930's. The public is invited to attend and maybe add to the stories of this time period.

1910 Postcard

The postmark on the "Penny Postcard" (Postage was a 1 cent stamp) of Orr's Landing is August1910. In the newspaper clipping mentioned before on the blog, Amos Orr sold his store corner of Morgan Creek Road and U.S. Rt.15-(what was Rt 15 then ) to Wagner and Dillon in January 1912. (This store would have been on the West side of"old Rt.15" where construction is now being started for new 2 lane bridge.)

Does anyone have information on S.E. Hartman who took photos for Lindley postcards about 1910? One shows the Orr Store and "old"Town Hall -Morgan Creek Road and"old Rt.15 ". Another is an iron bridge on what we think is Tannery(Cook's) Creek. Postmarks are 1910.

Postcards-Orr's Landing -new bridge site


New Lindley Bridge Site

New2 lane bridge will be constructed across the lot once occupied by stores owned in early years by Hill. Orr, Manley ,etc and last by Doug Whitaker family. (About where the equipment is located in photo)
Clarification of Harrison Store and Blacksmith Shop Photo
In the previous article about the Harrison Store, etc and accompanying photo, unless you click on the picture and see the heading, Town and Grange Hall-Early 1900’s, you might think the large building in the foreground was the Harrison Store. “Actually”, as my grandkids say- this was the Old Town Hall, the Grange Hall and Post Office until 1972. This building was built in 1897 and was used as a community center until flooded with 5-6 feet of water. The “new” Town Hall Building was in the last stages of construction on the present Rt. 15 and near enough completion that the Town Offices and Post Office were moved to the new building shortly after the flood. Up until that time, the various town offices i.e.: Town Clerk, Supervisor and Justice of Peace were in private homes or in a store. In 1984, members of the Grange transferred memberships to the Granges in Caton or Addison. The “old Town Hall” building was sold to Richard Pier…
As Town Historian trying to collect almost 200 years to history for the town files, you need to be able to fit pieces of a puzzle together and to be able to find clues as in a mystery. Such is the case of this picture taken about 1912 at the corner of Morgan Creek Road and Lindley Road (old U.S. Rt.15).

A newspaper clippings of January 4th, 1912 stated the following: “ A.W. Orr the general merchant has sold his residence and store to Lettie C. Wagner and Miss Pearl Dillon possession to be given April 1st.
Charles Harrison has sold his store property to the same parties, possession Jan.15th. The new firm will run under the name of Wagner and Dillon. H.R. Wagner will head the firm. Lettie C. Wagner, Miss Pearl Dillon and F.G. Wagner will be the other members. They will take possession of the Harrison store about January 15th.
Feb.13th Wagner & Dillon opened the Harrison store .It will be merged with the Orr store in April and will pay the top-notched price for eggs. The new firm wi…

Harrison - Orr Stores about 1912