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
Photos of other Lindley Schools and students are on display in the Lindley Town Hall. When known, names of the students are attached.
The Birth of Education in One Room Country Schools December 2005 by Ian G. Mackenzie states" the former schoolhouse( Lumber City School) was built about 1865 on the Ryers Creek Road. The property was bought by Percy King (***after CPP Consolidation) who sold the building which was moved to Thurston and used as a garage. The school name was chosen because in the 1800's a small community existed at that location, -known as Lumbertown-so named because of the intense activity in the area."
The lumber company of Fox-Weston-Bronson is shown next to the school on the 1873 map of Lindley. More on this topic later.
If you have a photo of old Lindley schools or student groups not on display, I would be happy to add them to the Historian files. Copies of the original photos are acceptable or I can scan and return the original.
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.