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Looking for Lindley Photos

I am wondering if anyone has a picture of the cheese factory mentioned in Dick Riffle's latest story. It would be about the same place as the present truck terminal on south corner of Morgan Creek Road and Lindley Road.

During WWII ,there was an Honor Roll with names of Lindley's servicemen(perhaps women,too) in about this same location. June( Ball )Neally remembered her Father-- Herman Ball painting it. If anyone has a picture of the Honor Roll, I would like to add it to the collection of pictures of Lindley servicemen now on display in the Lindley Town Hall.

Be sure to check out all the pictures in the Town Hall Lobby and Meeting Room. The collection continues to grow.

By clicking on my profile on this page, you will find my e-mail address listed.

Catherine (Kitty )Pierce Lindley Historian

West end new Lindley Bridge on 8/23/09 and Last Remains of Young's Barns at Hawbaker Gravel Pit on 8/24/09

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Dick Riffle Memories- Part V1

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A Blacksmith Shop was the next building owned by George Morse (Morris).His home was across the street from the shop. He was a good blacksmith and I remember taking our horses to him to be shod. His son,George,Jr.worked on the town road crew. One day the dump truck had dumped a load of gravel and a rock got stuck under the truck bed. George reached in to loosen the rock and the truck bed came crashing down on his head,killing him instantly. It was a sad day for his parents and the community.
George Senior was,also,the Town Marshall. An incident related to this happened during a town election. About a mile past the Morgan House on Morgan Creek Road,lived three(3)bachelor brothers,Bill,Herb and Dan Driscoll. They were inclined to "hit the bottle" a bit heavy at times. During the election time,Herb was getting a bit noisy and his language a bit bad. George tried to tone hin down a little but Herb got louder. George sidled up to him and said "Now,Herb if you don't quiet…

Lindley Bridge Construction and Young-Hawbaker Gravel Pit

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Have you ever noticed it's hard to make a straight bridge?
First girders in place Friday August 21,2009
Bridge approach on west end.

Gravel pit- no comment.

Dick Riffle Part V

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( Continuing down Morgan Creek Road)
Just before reaching the Town Hall("old"),on the right side lived another Civil War veteran,Ami Allen. He would shape the bank of the nearby creek with a shovel and keep the stream clean. When we boys would stop on the dirt road and start throwing rocks in the creek ,he would come roaring out of his house and yell at us,"You boys stop throwing stones in my creek!" He had lost an eye in the war and suffered a leg injury which made him limp the rest of his life. There was another Civil War Veteran next to the Lindley School. His name was Mr. French.
Next to the Town Hall, was a grocery store owned by my great uncle Tom Harrison. When the store closed,it was bought by a single lady who became known as the "Cat Lady". She had dozens of cats and when she died they found the remains of about 40 cats in the basement. The building later became a tavern, "The Green Shingle Inn". It burned in the 1930's,but was rebu…

New information about Hill Store Photo

A photo on a postcard of the former Hill store on corner of Morgan Creek Road and Old Rt.15 was posted January 26,2009. In reviewing the older blogs,I just read a comment by Judson(Bill)Kennedy in March,2009. I apologize for not seeing it sooner.

Thanks-Bill, all new information about Lindley history is always appreciated. To learn about the identity of the person in the picture-please scroll back to the January Post by clicking on older posts. It will tell you that this is Bill's grandfather Judd(Beckwith)Kennedy and tells how Bill learned the identity.

This information will be attached to the picture in the town files.
Kitty Pierce Lindley Historian.

Dick Riffle Story Part IV

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To continue with People of of Lindley 1922-1940-as I knew Them by Dick Riffle .(refer back to Part III-Older Posts)

Next to them was Bill and Mary Passmore. He was the station agent at the Lindley railroad station. Mary was English and proudly called attention to her English Coat of Arms hanging on the wall.Rutty was their only child. Mary was very protective of him and never allowed him to leave the yard. This became an aggravation to him and at the age of 14 ran away from home. The police found him in Washington,D.C.. Shortly after high school,Rutty began to publish a newspaper called the " Bi -State Express". I helped him by getting paid ads from the local merchants in Lindley and Lawrenceville.When I went to work for the Ingersoll-Rand, Bertha Ayres became his assistant publishing the paper. Dick Peer,Corning Leader columnist, wrote several articles about Rutty and his paper. One of Dick's articles told how Rutty had related to him how he loved to roam the hills hunt…

2009 Lundgren Reunion

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Members of the Lindley Lundgren family hosted the Lundgren/Johnson Reunion this past weekend 7/30/2009 to 8/2/2009. Although many members of the family were involved in planning and implementing the various activities scheduled for the weekend,Karen(Lundgren)and her husband David Ballard were the ones who spent long hours researching the location of former residences of the Lundgren ancestors. These places included Morris Run,Arnot,and Park Hill,Tioga,Lawrenceville,Pennsylvania as well as several places in the Lindley. Motorcades took them to each of these places.
Karen had discovered information indicating that Andrew and Betty Lundgren had lived in the house later owned by Art and Mary Kuhl and now owned by Sally(Larrison) and Larry Orr. A photo of members of the Andrew Lundgren family had been taken on the front lawn of the house. To document the descendant's visit in 2009,the attached photo was taken.
Thanks to Karen's research,those who attended the 2009 reuni…