Sunday, February 23, 2014

Lindley Central School #3 (Lindleytown School) ( # 1 Old Schools )

Early photo-- Lindleytown School or Lindley Central School #3


The Evening Leader
May 21,1952
(Many thanks to Larry Gorges for finding and sharing this article..)
 
Lindley Central School
1950's
From  Janice Whitaker Smith
( Many thanks for sharing)
(Some of these folks played in the above game)

The ball field now overgrown was on the north side of the school and was the site of many softball games in summer months after chores and supper were finished.
"Memories"
 

 



Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Changing River Bed

Tioga River @ Wetlands Feb.20,2008
Near the  location where Morgan Creek joined the Tioga River before U.S. Rt. 15 and Morgan Creek (Phoebe's Eddy) were relocated away from the river in 1953.  ( U.S. Rt. 15 is now labeled as County Rt..115 since the construction of the new 4 lane highway ).

The original U.S. Rt.15 followed along the river from the Narrows ( The Rocks)  south to what is now known as the  Lindley Road.
 (Rt.15 has ,also, been  called  the Susquehanna Trail).

From Burrs' 1951 Lindley History
(Burr lived near the present Caroline Drive  as a youth)

At the place where the Susquehanna Trail crosses the outlet of Morgan Creek at the south end of the narrows, the place used to be known as Phoebe's Eddy. It was so named because a young girl was drowned there by the name of Phoebe while crossing the creek-more than 125 years ago. The interesting thing is the changing course of the river.
It was family tradition that my grandfather and his family crossed the creek on his way from Massachusetts to Covington ,Pennsylvania , the day that Phoebe was drowned. I remember that when I was a young lad, I sat under a large Maple tree that stood rooted on the bank of the river and caught sunfish in the deep water in the river.  That tree then stood less than thirty feet from the now eastside of the Susquehanna Trail. The tree long since disappeared and the river course has shifted perhaps ten rods to the eastward from where I used to know it as a boy. How far this eastern bank maybe cutaway in the next century no one can foresee. The place where I used to fish is now ten rods from the water.
The last time I passed southward along the Susquehanna Trail past Phoebe's Eddy, looking southward , I saw five different places where families I had known have now gone and their homes have disappeared . I remember that one of them we used to call "The one story man ".  It was a question whether he has a cause of action against the town for building the road too close to his coat tail.

(At the time Burr wrote his history in 1951,  School #3 or Lindley School was still in use. It closed when Lindley-Presho School opened in 1957.  School #3 was destroyed in the  1972 flood after surviving numerous earlier floods.  The  homes of early settlers Colonel S.M Morgan and Col. Wm. Moore are still in existence.  ( Kitty)
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Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy 2014 Valentine's Day

 Happy Valentine's Day  2014
Sharing an old postcard
 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

From Grandma's Scrapbook Feb.12,1944

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SCENE IN LINDLEY --               FEB.-10-2013


EXCERPTS FROM      PAGE 10  CORNING ,N.Y. LEADER  SAT. 12, 1944

WINTER TIGHTENS GRIP WITH SNOWFALL FOUR TO FOURTEEN INCHES ;
OPEN BUT SLIPPERY ROADS

OLD MAN WINTER,WHO HAS BEEN LENIENT WITH THE SOUTHERN TIER THIS SEASON, TIGHTENED HIIS GRIP ON THE AREA TODAY, AS SNOW FLURRIES AND GUSTS OF WIND CONTINUED TO PILE UP THE FALL OF SNOW ALREADY EIGHT INCHES DEEP.  CLEAR AND CONTINUED COLD WAS PREDICTED FOR SUNDAY .
STATE POLICE REPORT ALL MAIN HIGHWAYS OPEN FOR TRAFFIC, BUT ROADS ARE GENERALLY SLIPPERY UNDERNEATH A COVERING OF SNOW RANGING FROM FOUR TO FOURTEEN INCHES. THE SOFT SNOW WAS REPORTED DRIFTING IN PLACES.  MORE SNOW WAS REPORTED TO THE EAST THAN TO THE WEST.

MONTEREY , ROSE HILL , HORNBY AND SPENCER HILL RESIDENTS ALL REPORTED ROADS OPEN ,TEMPERATURES AROUND 14 DEGREES AND DRIFTING SNOW. FARMERS WERE GLAD OF THE HEAVY SNOW FALL, WHICH WILL PUT MOISTURE BACK INTO THE EARTH.  SEVERAL FARMERS REPORT FAILING SPRINGS BECAUSE WINTER HAS BEEN SO DRY.

THE SCRAPE OF THE SNOW SHOVELS WAS AN ALARM CLOCK FOR MANY RESIDENTS TODAY. OVERSHOES CAME OUT OF STORAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR FOR MANY EARLY RISERS WHO HAD TO BLAZE TRAILS TO WORK.

Monday, February 3, 2014

August 3,1882 A Hot Time in Lindley,NY

Thanks  to Bill Canfield for sharing this article in the Corning Journal August 3,1882, P3 Col.4

The sash ,door and blind factory of W.H. Hill & Co of Lindley was burned on Tuesday afternoon. The total loss is over five thousand dollars. There was $2,400 insurance on the building and machinery. The half dozen workmen had been for half an hour in the finishing room, in the second story, packing up manufactured articles .There was no one in the work room below, and the fire began in the end opposite the engine room. When the alarm was given the most of the lower story was in flames as the fire spread quickly.  The workmen hastily escaped.  There was no chance to save any of the manufactured articles, the value of which was about $1,400 .The sawmill owned by the company was in much danger and also the planning mill beyond it ,as the burning material was carried by the wind. The Lawrenceville fire company came with a hand engine and the neighbors rallied. For two hours, the contest continued. A line of men and women passed buckets of water to save the sawmill and planning mill. The ladies of the vicinity provided a late dinner for the hundred or more men that had successfully fought the fire. The burned factory was built last fall and supplied with the best machinery. The enterprising proprietors have met with a great loss.

(The 1873 map of Lindley shows a number of  properties in the vicinity of the present Lindley bridge  owned by the Hill family. In the photo display in the Town Hall lobby is a photo of what was left of the mill (probably meaning the sawmill ) after the 1889 flood. A copy of the photo is in William H. Burr's History of Lindley 1951. He identified the structures that were in the photo at the time of the flood.)
Photo of fire apparatus from an  Internet advertisement. Can you imagine the Lawrenceville Fire Fighters running from there to Lindley to fight the fire with that apparatus///????
Kitty