Welcome to the Lindley Presho Genealogical and Historical Society Blog.
Our mission researching and preserving our history and genealogy.
Retired Lindley Town Historian - Catherine "Kitty" Pierce.
Welcome to out new blog format! Please submit your genealogy and history question or appropriate postings to Kitty or Tracy
Many thanks to Tracy for her diligence in finding and correcting the problem connected with the difficulty in accessing the site.
Many changes in Lindley since last time. Will start with Rt.73 Lindley bridge and County Rt116 projects; Then will follow with the rest of the Riffle stories .
The old bridge has been removed, west end abutments are in place and the abutment work has moved to the eastside of the river. As a result, starting July 1st, there is a detour for 4 months.
When completed-there will be two lane traffic over the bridge. Hard to imagine after all these years of negotiating the one laner!!
Due to increased traffic over RT116 during the detour, Co. Rt 116 was repaved, and many new guard rails were erected. We have markings for the middle of the road and white lines on the edges. WOW!! It is a very noticable improvement.
The sad part is one of our few tobacco barns (Niles/Snyder) on a curve is being dismantled.
A consultant who specializes in barn architecture was able to collect some documentation and take pictures before it disappears completely. Will add photos on another posting - Need to figure out how to close my Spam blocker. Kitty
For Sale in 2014 The last blog posting shows the postcard of a Northside High School.
A former Lindley resident was curious as to the date. Using the Internet, he found a copy of the postcard dated 1905. After a discussion about the age of the Northside High School that has been in recent Corning Leader news articles, he located a September 14,1927 article on the Fulton Archival Newspaper website that said the new high school had opened . Corresponding with him about the date and other information regarding the school had piqued my curiosity . Knowing that so many Lindley residents had attended a Corning Northside High School or had a connection with it, I decided to research the history of the schools. As Town Lindley Historian , I had provided Ian Mackenzie with information about the Lindley one room schools when he was writing his book -"The Birth of Education In One Room Country Schools. The Story of al…
Eleanor Silliman newly appointed County Historian has generously scanned and forwarded this photo showing the location of the two buildings in relation to each other. Thanks, Eleanor -
This is new to the Lindley files. These buildings were located near the Presho Bridge -lost in the 1946 flood.