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|Hello. I have been browsing your tri-county site. Fascinating.
I have always loved the area, and have frequently visited for many years
(most recently in October 2007 for a weekend--I see the Luthers Mills covered
bridge has been beautifully restored!). I live in Ohio. I was
born in Towanda and was raised on a dairy farm three miles west of Ulster.
My earliest memory is of standing in my crib looking through the window,
down through a gap in the folds of the mountain, at the Ulster-Sheshequin
Bridge (which I see has been replaced) and at Gent Hill across the valley.
As we grew up, my brothers and I were the designated altar boys for Immaculate
Conception Church, to which we also provided firewood and stoked the furnace
each Saturday night in the Spring and Fall (it was always closed in Winter).
I attended St Agnes School in Towanda--nine miles up and down the mountain
every day in a '49 Willys jeep. In those days, Saco Road was gravel/mud
and our road, now called Noble Road, was all mud. My family
moved to California when I was a teenager. Just wanted to say how
much I enjoy your site. As soon as I have time, I will certainly
study it some more. I especially love the historical articles.
|Saturday, May 3, 2008 @ 2:00 Dedication of Thomas One Room School,
located at Bradford County Heritage Association and Historic Village. Rt
14 N at Alparoon Park. Light refreshment at the Inn afterwards. Come
and join us.
|1868 Diary of Carrie Bowers
|National Teachers Day - See
Schools Pages - MORE School Pages are on the Individual Township
pages than are on this master list. Check the School ssection of the Township
pages to see them.
|From Vermont to Canton in a
|David Coryell - Jane Miller Family
|Joyce, I am sorry to say my brother Bob
Lefler died [of cancer] on Wednesday May 7, 2008 in Knoxville,
Tenn. I know both he and Tracie had a couple of nice visits with you on
their trips through through the Tri-County area and of course lots of correspondence.
. Bob had a special fondness for the area as you probably know and the
family is planning to scatter his ashes in Jobs Corners during July on
their trip north to his home in Saranac Lake, N.Y. If you would pass
this information on to anyone you think might want to know about his passing
please do so. Thank You, Mark Lefler
If any of you want to send Tracie a card, let me know and I'll give
you her mailing address. Bob was a long time site guest and friend.
|May 10, 2008 - Veteran Grange # 1108 will host an open house on Saturday
May 10, 2008 from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Grange Hall, 777 Ridge Road, Horseheads,
NY. The Grange will be presenting six members with service awards
for membership ranging from 55 to 70 years. The Grange will also
present an award to an oustanding citizen from the Town of Veteran.
Area Granges have been invited as well as the Chemung County Dairy Princessess.
The public is invited to attend.
|1862 Diary of Judson Odell
|1906 Spencertown School,
|1931 Grover School
|Several Transportation Articles
- Canton - Roger Keagle
|World War One - Red Cross
Parade in Troy
|Rorick's Glen - 54 Postcards
collected by JMT and a little bit of history
|Bradford County Historical Society to Host Civil
War Program, May 15
|The Chemung County Historical Society (CCHS) will hold a dedication
ceremony for a new historic marker on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 11:00 am
at Knoll Cemetery in the town of Ashland. The public is invited to attend.
Knoll Cemetery is the resting place of veterans and of General John
Sullivan’s men who died on August 29, 1779 during the Battle of Newton.
The historical marker is part of CCHS effort to place historic roadway
markers at the location of major historic sites in Chemung County.
The Knoll Cemetery Marker is made possible through the CCHS’s LaBrecque
Fund and Endowment Fund. The LaBrecque Fund was created in
memory of Alexander T. LaBrecque, a past president of the Society. Monies
from the LaBrecque Fund are used strictly for the establishment of historic
markers or monuments in Chemung County.
For more information contact: 734-4167 or email email@example.com
or visit our website: www.chemungvalleymuseum.org.
Chemung Valley History Museum
|I visited Potter County Historical Society in Coudersport. Their
museum is worth a visit. Excellent collection and display. Monday and Friday
1 to 4.
|In a message dated 5/20/2008 9:48:55 PM Eastern Standard Time, HHOPPY37@FRONTIERNET.NET
Recently the Union Twp. Historical Society, Tioga Co., PA reprinted
its "History of Union Township", originally published in 1986.
Anyone doing genealogy with roots in UnionTwp. will find a wealth of information
in this book. The township was organized in 1830 and the book traces
its early settlers and descendants and later residents and families of
the township up until 1986.
Copies can be ordered and sent by mail by contacting me at DotHoppy@Frontiernet.net
or copies are available for pick-up at the office of the Canton Independent
Sentinel, 4 West Main Street, Canton, PA. The price of the book is
$15, plus $5 shipping, if sent by mail in the United States.
We would appreciate it if you could include this information on one
of your pages. Thank You, Dot
|Orwell Valley Cemetery 2008
|1803 Tax Assessment - Town of Newtown
|I'm in Florida but from Jones Co., Iowa which has a fantastic web site
but I must commend you on your fantastic website. I've tried to get
info from a number of Penn.
counties and most are ---. Yours is outstanding! I was working on I(E)vin
Robinson whose father was Wesley and lo and behold you helped me so much.
classmate will love to learn about her ancestors exciting past and
it wouldn't have been possible without all your wonderful organized info.
Keep it up!!
Jean W., Deltona, FL.
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