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
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!
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…