Friday, April 24, 2015

A Bride and Groom in Hard Luck in 1901

Today's passenger trains travel  from the Wellsboro, Pa vicinity to  the Ives Run Recreational Area and back over some of the 1901  Central RR right of way..

A newspaper clipping from Corning Journal -February 20,1901 when there were still passenger trains on the New York Central Railroad from Corning, NY to Lock Haven, Penna.  (passing through Presho and Town of Lindley)   (Found on the Fulton Newspaper Archives Web site)

                                            From Wednesday's Daily Journal

              A bride and groom of this city have had their troubles in going on a wedding trip. They were to leave on the 6:30 train going South on the Central last night and after waiting at the station for awhile they concluded not to go as the train was 3 hours late.
            They were on hand at 6 o'clock this morning for the Central train which did not leave Corning until 9:30 on account of a wreck at Presho. They were also delayed at Presho until
12 o'clock today.  We hope their trip will be all the more pleasant as a poor beginning makes a good ending for the Young groom and his bride.

           

Thursday, April 16, 2015

April Lindley-Presho Historical Society Meeting -April 23rd.

The April meeting for the Lindley –Presho Historical Society meeting will be held on
 
Thursday April 23rd –7 P.M at the Town Hall.
 
Since Lindley will celebrate it’s 225th birthday in June, several events are being planned and discussed at this meeting .
 
The first will Armed Forces Day on Sunday May 17th at 2 P.M. to honor our Veterans
 
The Tioga Pa.Honor Guard will conduct a ceremony honoring all branches of  military service. This will be the 7th year of their helping us honor our local veterans.
The Woodhull Community Band will be here to play Patriotic music.
For lunch before the ceremony –the Lindley-Presho Firemen are having their annual Chicken Bar B-Q    Noon- til
 
Refreshments will be served following the ceremony and hopefully some of Lindley’s bakers will help furnish cookies,etc.
Brenda Criss will make her famous punch and as speaker  will talk about one of Lindley’s first settlers --- David Cook-Revolutionary War soldier. 
 
The Town Board has named Brenda Criss as Chairman of Old Home Days  to be held sometime in late September/early October to celebrate the 225 years of Lindley’s existence.  Since  Brenda chaired the 1990 - 200 year birthday celebration, her experiences  will be helpful in planning  the 225 year celebration .
We hope to keep it simple and less work for all those who would like to participate .
 
Everyone is welcome to attend and learn the details. The Historical Society has no dues-no officers- We just share local history and  promote community events. 
Kitty  Town Historian

Tioga County ,Penna Honor Guard
 
 
 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Archie Miller Store -later Sid Morse Store

                                    Archie Miller Store -Presho and Rt.15
                                            Donated by Marion (Adsit ) Brion
 
 
The Miller store and barn in the upper photo are no longer there.
These buildings would have been  north of the Methodist Church on the same side of  U.S. 15 before the 4 lane highway opened in 1970.
 
In the Lindley history  -Looking Back 200 years 1790-1990,  Virginia Kittel and Derma Ward reminisced about the stores that they remembered in Presho. Virginia remembered the Miller store and a blacksmith shop across the road. She, also, mentioned Mrs. Atwell's store that was across from the Methodist Church . Buying candy there for a Penny there was one of her memories. . Across the Tioga River, was the Halleck store -which became the Girdon Allyn home.  Previously, this had been a store owned by Thomas Presho.
Derma remembered Hiram Reynolds owing the Miller store. In a conversation with Loren (Mike ), he stated that his Father, Sid Morse bought the store in 1934. Sid's daughter Pauline and her husband Herb Abbey then bought the store from her parents. Pauline and Herb later relocated their store further south across from the Qlick Road.
 
 (I am not sure but am guessing this was after the 4 lane opened.)  Does anyone remember when the Abbeys moved the store??? How soon we forget! 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter 2015

Happy Easter 2015
From an old  Postcard