Friday, June 26, 2015

Early Sawmills

This was a handout out at  the Bloomsburg Fair Sawmill Demonstration. I believe the Up and Down Saw was the type used by Col. Lindsley in his 1790's sawmill on Watson Creek..(Hopefully, when you click on the photo , the print will be more readable. A copy of the original pamphlet took up too much space when I tried to copy  it. Someday, I will master all the technology of scanning!!)
 The center photo does give the idea of the type of saw that was used. From the demo at the fair- sawing a log was a long,tedious job with this type of saw.
PS   6/27/2015
I experimented by " opening in a new window" then clicking on the photo of the saw and the print enlarged to make entire pamphlet more readable.                   Enjoy -Kitty

Monday, June 22, 2015

Benjamin Patterson

The Lindley-Presho Historical Society will meet 7 P.M..Thursday June 25th at the Lindley Town Hall .

Leon Golder of the Patterson Inn in Corning will present a program on Benjamin Patterson –for whom the Inn is named.

The program is of interest to Lindley residents as Benjamin’s younger brother , Robert was an early Lindley resident and land owner.
The 1857 map shows E.Patterson living on present River Road at end of Church Creek.  There is no  Patterson family genealogy in the files-so I am guessing this is a descendant of Robert Patterson. A Steuben County history states that David Cook and Robert Patterson brought back apple trees from one of their trips. Tannery Creek was formerly known as Cook's Creek - named for the family owning the property there. The map shows both the Cook and Patterson name between Tannery Creek and Church Creek -so I guess we can assume David Cook and Robert Patterson  were  probably neighbors. A trip to Bath to County Clerk's office to check deeds would probably  help solve the puzzle unless a present owner of property in this area has information on their abstract.
        Perhaps , Mr Golder's research on Benjamin will tell us more about the 2 families or current Lindley residents  will have information about Robert  Patterson and his family.
                                   Lindley.NY. 1857 map
                                   See you Thursday P.M.  

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

LPFD 1st Fire Truck

Fall  1963
 Lindley's  1st Fire Truck  1947 Ward La France
I understand the truck is back in Hammondsport and has been restored.
Note the Fire Station was still under construction.
Not sure who the legs on the ladder  belong to.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

June 14th Flag Day

From an old postcard

Today is Flag Day
 Remember to fly your American Flag today
Somewhere, in my Mersereau research I found a story saying  that the Five Pointed Star was used as a button on inside of Washington's Spy coats for identity and was copied as a symbol by a present  Federal Agency. Truth or Fiction ?

 Couldn't verify the fact  on Google today  (Will have to recheck my research and post the information  another day ) 
There are  some fascinating stories about Washington's Spy Ring .

Friday, June 5, 2015

Notes from Historian

Matthew Huels waiting to play Taps
A belated Thank You to all who participated in Lindley's Armed Forces Day ceremony on May 17th.
It is rewarding to see so many interested in honoring those who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces of our country. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.
        The Woodhull Community Band under the direction of Kathy Knowles opened the ceremony with patriotic music. Local Veterans from the 5 branches of the Military were asked to stand as the band played the Official Song from their branch of service. 
     For the 7th year, members of the Tioga County Pa. Honor Guard  conducted a flag raising ceremony honoring the  Military Personnel - past and present from the 5 branches of the United States Armed Forces. Pledge to the flag was led by Lindley  Veteran Richard Pierce
    President Leyfert of the Honor Guard placed a wreath at the Veteran's Monument.
     The names of 4 men who died in WWII and their connection to Lindley was announced. They are Robert Blackman, Ivan Jones, Robert Smith, and Donald Walch.  
         Brenda Criss, local resident and member of  DAR reminded the audience that Lindley was settled by Revolutionary War Veterans---Col.  Lindsley, Dr. Mulford, Capt. Seelye , David Cook and others who had helped United States become a nation.  She,also, stressed how important the Constitution of the United States is to all of us.
          The ceremony closed with a Rifle Salute and Taps by the Honor Guard.
         The Invocation and Benediction was given by local Veteran Jim Ball.
          Following the ceremony,  participants in the ceremony and the audience enjoyed a social time and refreshments provided by local residents and Lawrenceville merchants.
 At the May meeting of the Lindley-Presho Historical Society, brainstorming began on ideas for the 225th  Birthday of Lindsleytown-a  celebration of our town's Heritage.. Even tho , Colonel Lindsley and his group of about 40 people arrived in what is now called  Lindley from New Jersey on June 7th, 1790, the birthday celebration will be held on Saturday afternoon September 19th, at the Lindley Town Hall. The Lindley Community Church will, also, be hosting some of the program. More details will be announced as the time grows closer.
   Brenda Criss  -  Chairperson (who was Chairman of 1990  Lindley's Bicentennial  Heritage Days celebration)  is being assisted by volunteers from the community and the Church .While still in the formative state, it has been decided that the emphasis should be on sharing the history of Lindley so that the families and children who live here know more about the development of our town over the years. With this idea in mind, we are encouraging displays of historical items, pictures, stories , etc that will help explain the past history of Lindley. If interested in participating, please contact Brenda at 523- 8083 or Lindley Historian at 523-8851.The goal of the committee is to keep the event simple , but fun and interesting.