Showing posts from April, 2009

Little League Honors Dick Johnson

Dick Johnson Lindley Highway Superintendant was honored today for over 30 years service to the community by Little League teams in this season's Opening Ceremony at the Little League field in Presho.

Congratulations-- Dick for a well deserved honor.

Good luck to all the teams,the players,coaches and supportive parents. Have a great season !!!

State Line Camping opens at New Location

In case you missed the notices, State Line Camping is now at the Presho exit on U.S.Rt15. They will be having an open house on Friday 4/24 9AM.-8PM.
Saturday 4/25 8 PM. and Sunday 4/26 noon to 4 PM.

Stop by and wish them Good Luck

Lindley-Presho Historical Society Meeting

The Lindley -Presho Historical Society will meet on Thursday April 23rd 7 P.M. At the Lindley Town Hall.
Elmer Huels of Lindley who has a glass engraving business will speak on the art of glass engraving.
A photo of the mug that he made for Lindley's Bi-Centennial in 1990 is shown.
While glass engraving is associated with Corning, at one time, there were several glass engraving businesses in our neighboring town of Lawrenceville, Penna.

Dick Riffle Story Part II

I have had a request for pictures of the Rt.15 bridge over the Cowanesque River(NYS and Pastate Lawrenceville) This person is especially interested in flood photos or those prior to 1941 . My e-mail address can be accessed by clicking on Kitty Pierce on the blog : then E-mail contact.

To continue Dick's story. The Frank Stuart farm was on the corner of Morgan Creek road and Smith road which went past the cemetery road to the eddy of the river. There was a black family who lived in the house just before the home of George Wood. The husband's name was North Roberts. They had a teenage son Robert. They were well liked in the community. North was the steam shovel operator for the town road crew. He himself told the following story. One day when North was on the shovel,Bob Weale and three year old son Marion stopped to talk to North. Marion was nicknamed "Red" because of the many freckles on his face. North asked "Red" to come on the shovel with him. Whil…

Jerome Riffle and Colonel Morgan


Memories of Morgan Creek Road by Dick Rifffle

For the next few weeks, I will be copying some of Dick Riffle's"The People of Lindley As I KnewThem (from 1922-1940)". Dick lived on Morgan Creek Road where the Lindley Woodworks is now located. He is now 91 years old,lives in Washington State and shares his memories with Lucia Loughridge Huels-a relative . I would like to thank Dick and Lucia for letting us share his memories. The following is as he wrote it.

"My earliest recollection begins with those who lived on Morgan Creek Road.Colonel Morgan ,Civil War Veteran ,who lived in a big white house near some sulfur springs. He was a close friend of my Dad ,George Riffle . I recall him visiting our home occasionally. The photo is of my Grandfather Jerome Riffle (smoking a cigar) and Colonel Morgan at a Riffle reunion at our home in 1923. Going up Morgan creek Road, there were two arch bridges over the creek. Before the first one a Dorothy Robinson and Mother lived. Dorothy had a deep male voice and muscles to match.Wh…