Showing posts from March, 2015

WHAT'S NEW IN TOWN " Village of Lindley Post Office "

Copied From Star Gazette Article March 25,2015

Pick up stamps with your pizza at Brownies in Lindley Ray Finger, | @SGRayFinger 8:27 a.m. EDT March 25, 2015 Brownies Mini Mart in Lindley sells stamps, flat-rate materials as supplement to local post office Although the window hours were reduced at the Lindley Post Office, postal customers can still get some products and services at Brownies Mini Mart two miles to the south.(Photo: RAY FINGER / STAFF PHOTO)Buy Photo Story HighlightsVillage Post Offices in local businesses can supplement cut window hours at some rural post officesApproach tries to meet customers' needs while being fiscally responsible, U.S. Postal Service saysNot a replacement for post offices but an attempt to provide more convenience to postal customers 1 CONNECT 3 TWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE LINDLEY – Add stamps and pre-paid priority mail flat-rate envelopes and boxes to the items you can buy at Brownies …

Another old Lindley Business

Photo courtesy of Steuben County Historian-Eleanor Silliman

This was located where the present Brownie's Mini Mart is located in New York close to the New York - Pennsylvania State line. 

Check out those cars of yesterday!!!!!

Atwell's Store and Old Home Days Parade Presho,NY

Donated by Marion (Adsit) Brion  
                                             ( Daughter of John and Bessie Adsit.)

This would be across from the Presho Church . Looking at the trees, I wonder if it could be near  the parking area across from the  present Church. This would have been close to the approach to the old Presho bridge that was destroyed in the 1946 flood.

If anyone can help with a more specific location or date of the Old Home Days, please call or send me an e-mail. The cars look like the 1920'-30s period.

Old photos like this for the files are always welcomed. They help tell the town's history.

Learn something new every day-forget two!!!!

From an old postcard Article copied from an on-line genealogy site - written by Dick Eastman

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"The Myths of St. Patrick’s Day · March 14, 2015 · History ·  Many people of Irish ancestry love to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. After all, it is a great way to celebrate one’s Irish heritage. However, some of the celebrations are a bit questionable. In fact, many of the commonly-held beliefs about St. Patrick are wrong. Before making plans, you might want to consider a few facts:
St. Patrick wasn’t Irish
Patrick was probably born in what is now England, Scotland or Wales around A.D. 390. Different historians have different beliefs about his place of birth. After all, the borders moved a bit over the years as well. Most agree that St. Patrick’s parents were Roman citizens living in the British Isles. Therefore, Patrick himself was a Roman citizen even though he was born somewhere i…

1928 Car Repair Postcard


This only 87 years ago

1914 Model T Ford Station

May 31, 1927, the last Ford Model T rolled off the assembly line. It was the first affordable automobile, due in part to the assembly line process developed by Henry Ford. It had a 2.9-liter, 20-horsepower engine and could travel at speeds up to 45 miles per hour. It had a 10-gallon fuel tank and could run on kerosene, petrol, or ethanol, but it couldn't drive uphill if the tank was low, because there was no fuel pump; people got around this design flaw by driving up hills in reverse. 
Ford believed that "the man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed." The Model T cost $850 in 1909, and as efficiency in production increased, the price dropped. By 1927, you could get a Model…

Lindley-Presho Historical Society Meeting March 11, 2015

Durland Weale  - giving a program -  "Growing Up in Lindley "  The Lindley- Presho Historical Society will come out of hibernation on
  Wednesday March 11,2015   7 P.M  at the Middletown (Addison ) Museum at 41
 Main Street---Addison,N.Y.
 The meeting is free and open to the public.

     The guest speaker will be Lindley’s own native son –Durland Weale.
 Durland who grew up in Lindley is a member of the LPHS. He has donated
 several items to the Lindley Historian files and has presented several
 interesting programs at our meetings.  As one of our few remaining
 “youngsters of his generation”, he has been very helpful in adding to the
 Lindley History files.

    The topic of his program on the 11th will the Depression Years in
Addison. (*the Great depression occurred after the collapse of the stock
 market on October 29th,1929 and was known as” Black Tuesday “. It affected
 the United States and the World Economy.) (*Ref. announcement in Addison
  Post F…

A Short History of Milvau ** Inn-Lindley,N.Y.

 An obituary found in my mother's newspaper clippings :     ?-?- 1941

                                                          Arlus W. Carpenter
"Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania
             Arlus Wesley Carpenter 72 ,died suddenly Saturday afternoon at his home Milvan Inn, Lindley.
              He was born in New Hudson, Allegheny County, November 20, 1869, the son of Willis and Harriet (Vaughn ) Carpenter.
              Mr. Carpenter's early life was spent near Cuba, New York where he acquired several farms and which he has always been interested in.
             For a time, he was engaged in shipping race horses and with his brother was engaged in the cheese business in Allegheny and Steuben Counties.
             Mr. Carpenter came to Lawrenceville in1898 and established a cheese factory over the line in Lindley which he operated several years; Later reconstructing the building into the hotel Milvan Inn, named for his two children. He has conducted t…