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Retired Lindley Town Historian - Catherine "Kitty" Pierce.
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From --NYS Annual Report of Department of Agriculture 1916 -
23rd year ending September 30,1915 Part II Vol.2
Town of Lindley
No 1136-Farm of 307 Acres; located 1/2 mile from Lindley P.O. R.D. No.2, and railway station on line of N.Y.C. R.R.; 1/2 mile from school and churches ;1/2 mile from cheese factory ; 2 miles from milk station and condensing plant . Nearest city, Corning ,population 13,730,12 miles distant, reached by rail or good highway. General surface of farm ,70 acres of good river flats ,remainder rolling. Altitude 1,029 feet. nature of soil, sandy loam .Acres in meadow, 45; in pasture, 200; in timber, 60; oak and pine, estimated at 200,000 feet. Acres tillable 150. Fruit,10 apple trees. Best adapted to tobacco, alfalfa, hay, corn, oats, potatoes and wheat. Fences ,wire and board, in good condition. House 12 rooms, fair condition. Outbuildings: 2 basement barns, 36x38; 2 tobacco sheds, 28x64; 1 horse barn, 32x32; 1 cow barn, 28x80; 1 corn crib, 24x32. House and barns are watered by running water; fields by creek. Occupied by owner. Reason for selling, ill health. Price $10,000.Terms, $2000 cash, balance to suit purchaser. Address- Alexander Brown ,owner, Lindley, N.Y. Owner will rent on shares or with option to buy.
Wetlands on Lindley Road
There were 3 other farms listed in this report - all in about the same general area.
Note the cost, the number of buildings, the variety of possible farm crops and the associated businesses.
There have been many changes in these 98 years,
but fortunately the rural atmosphere still prevails.
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.