Saturday, February 2, 2013
On June 13,1954, the Sunday Telegram published a 75 Anniversary Edition of the newspaper.
It had several sections covering the history of the local New York/ Pennsylvania towns. Included was this photo of Lawrenceville,Penna taken from the hill at the east end of the present bridge (over the Tioga River) that connects Lindley,NY and Lawrenceville,Penna. via Steuben County Rt 116 (River Road). As can be seen, this was a busy commercial area.Not only was there a RR Depot, stock yards, a Condensery but also,the Harrison House Hotel. (There are some interesting stories about the hotel that I hope to write about in the future.)
Note mention of the Wiliamson Road. Does this mean the Williamsom Road was on the East side of the Tioga River originally? The Williamson Road started in Northunberland,Penna in 1792 by Colonel Williamson-(Founder of Bath ,New York.) and has an interesting history. Traces of the original road can still be found . Until I saw the caption with this photo, I assumed the Williamson Road was on the West side of the Tioga in Lindley. That and another article I found makes me really wonder which side of the river the road was on. Do any of the readers have ideas???
Another topic to pursue -