Showing posts from June, 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

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 d…

LPFD 1st Fire Truck


June 14th Flag Day


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 L…