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
This only 87 years
ago 1928 CAR REPAIR MAILER. AUTOMOTIVE
REPAIR ADVERTISEMENT IN 1928... SENT ON A PENNY POSTCARD
Model T Ford Station
Wagon. 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 T for
$290. "I will build a car for the great
multitude," said Ford. "It will be large enough for the family, but small enough
for the individual to run and care for. It will be constructed of the best
materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern
engineering can devise. But it will be low in price that no
man making a good salary will be unable to own one — and enjoy with his family
For the antique car people I received this in an e-mail several years ago. Enjoy and think of the difference in today's prices.. (" Smile-"-) Kitty-
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…