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The Lindley -Presho Historical Society will recess until warmer weather returns.                              See you in the Spring    Lindley from new I 99

In Rememberance of One of Lindley's Veterans

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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Lawrence E. Austin, age 69, passed away peacefully from pneumonia Dec. 23 in Colorado Springs, CO. Formerly of Lindley, NY, he was predeceased by his parents, Adrian & Verna (Horton) Austin. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years and primary caregiver, Christina Aguilar Austin, his sons Christopher of Oceanside, CA, Richard (Eliazer) of Redwood, CA, Grandsons Richie, Skylar, and Adrian Austin. He is also survived by sisters Joyce Shutts of Henrietta, NY and Virginia (Paul) Doud of Lawrenceville, PA, several nephews and nieces, mother-in-law Florence Aguilar, sisters-in-law Mary Ann (Ralph) Trujillo, Tammy Aguilar, Carla (Lemount) King, brother-in-law Steven Aguilar. He graduated from Corning Northside High School in 1961, and worked at Corning Hospital prior to enlisting in the US Navy in 1964. He served 24 years of active duty and 6 years in the Reserves earning the rank of Chief Petty Officer, Medical Corpsman. He received a Commen-dation …

Lindley Tannery

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Clineburg-Bronson-Adams Home   1856-66 -2013
Wales-Heintzelman- Pierce Home 1865-66- 1983 (The Pierce Family new owners -(1943) From Millard Roberts  Part I   Historical Gazetteer of Steuben County 1891

   "  The Germania Tannery is located on Cook's Creek ( Tannery Creek (2013), near it's junction with the Tioga ,about 1 mile north of the Lindley post office.(former). It was built about 1865-66 by Gideon Wales.The present owner is Mrs. Emeline Heintelzman who has given power of attorney to Barnes and Merritt of Frankfort Street, New York; and all hides are furnished  by them and the leather is shipped to their establishment. The manager at the works is I. Clineburg , and the superintendent is Ernest E.Clineburg."
From History of Lindley 1951 by William Hilton Burr
      "  Few people live who still remember the large tannery which once stood near the railway and the eastern highway where the road follows Cook…

Lindley-Presho Fire Department Turns 50 Years Old

On January 7th ,1963, most of the male residents in the Town of Lindley met in the old Town Hall to discuss the formation of a Fire Department in the town. When I became Town Historian, I learned from Verna  Austin  that her husband, Adrian(owner of one of the grocery stores)  and another local resident Richard Stowell -  owner of a local Insurance Agency  were instrumental in organizing the meeting. Enough interest was shown that weekly meetings were held and by the middle of April that same year, officers were elected and a Charter obtained. 
Ladies of the town formed an Auxiliary, fund raisers were held and by October of 1963, local residents were putting a roof on the Fire Department's cinder block building on Tannery Creek Road. It is still home to the Department  today.

 All members are unpaid volunteers who respond to many emergencies. The latest being the fire that destroyed the Lindley Highway Department's Garage and the equipment stored there on Saturday January 5, …