Monday, July 20, 2015

Lindleytown Day Meeting


Lindleytown Day

September 19th ,2015

Planning Meeting

July 23, 2015

7 P.M.

Come and join the group planning an afternoon of displays and activities connected to

 Lindley’s 225 years of history.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Lindley Historical Society - Meeting July 23rd

July 4th 2015
Lindley, N.Y. from Sawyer Road
Looking at this picture , one wonders what Colonel Lindsley and his 40 plus or minus group of settlers would think of the community that  they started back in  June, 1790  !!!!!

Ordinarily the Lindley-Presho Historical Society does not meet in the summer months, but with Lindleytown Days being held on September 19th, 2015 to celebrate the town's existence for 225 years, it is necessary to hold meetings to plan the event.

Therefore, Brenda Criss ,Chairperson of the Day's events has called a meeting to work on the details
7 p.m. July 23rd,2015
Lindley Town Hall

This is a volunteer effort of Lindley residents with assistance from the Town Board.  Past meetings have resulted in basic plans for the afternoon. Brenda has prepared a budget and has been busy recruiting participants.  We hope to make this an interesting afternoon that will relate to Lindley's 225 years of history .   So anyone interested in Lindley's history and who would like to participate is invited to attend the meetings and help plan the day. See you there.. 
Did you realize Lindley was started just  14 years after the Declaration of Independence was signed back on July 4th ,1776.  239 years ago. Time does march on

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Gas Pipe Line Construction in Lindley -2015

July 5,2015 Brant farm across from Green Shingle

Advertisement that appeared in Leader March 24th ,1914
(click to enlarge)
In case you have wondered about all the digging going on in the southern part of Lindley, this proposed project by Empire Pipeline, Inc and National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation labeled  "Tuscarora Lateral Project" is well under way. According to this legal in the Leader , there will be "approximately17.12 miles of natural gas pipeline ,including 16.35 miles of 12 inch diameter pipeline and 0.77 miles of 16-inch pipeline and interconnecting facilities along with the construction  of additional compression at the 'Supply' (National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation)
 existing Tuscarora Compression Station."
On the map, the new line is the largest-dark line extending from Tuscarora through Lindley under I 99 , Steuben County Rt.115 (old Rt.15,) Lindley Road, the Tioga River, County Rt.116 and over the hill across from Steamtown Road to the Cram Cross Road station in Caton where it will connect to an existing pipeline in Jackson Township, Penna.

 According to this more information is available on the FERC website Http://

Brant Farm

Looking E toward Steamtown Rd from Stermer Rd

5/17/2015  Co. Rt.116
Since this is such an extensive project involving a large portion of the town, I asked one of the contractors  for more information about the history of the project to add to the Historian files. Will keep you posted.

As we took pictures over the weekend, Dick and I wondered what Colonel Lindsley and his group of 40 settlers from 1790 would think .

So many changes in the history and appearance of Lindley in 225 years.

On Saturday September 19, 2015, a group of Lindley volunteers are planning an afternoon of displays and demonstrations that will remind the community of the changes over the years.  
Watch for more details here.



Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Mary Lentzen Retires

Mary Lentzen
Lindley resident who served as a member and Chairman of Lindley Planning Board for a number of years.

Congratulations Mary on your retirement from Corning Inc.

 Thank you for all your contributions as a Lindley resident and for all the time and effort that you spent on the Town of Lindley Planning Board.

Thank you,also, for taking an interest in the history of Lindley.

We will miss that cheerful, happy smile and wish you the best as you enjoy your new home and the Florida sunshine.
Dick and Kitty Pierce