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Crime Transportation & Infrastructure Local Poetry
Places To Visit Locally Underground Railroad About Tri-Counties Site
Joyce's Mountain Home Articles Working
Transportation, Communication & Infrastructure
Indian Trails (Chemung County)
The Days of the Trolley Car
The Canals in Chemung County Covered Bridges
Railroads and Train Stations The Tioga Division - Rail Line
Elmira Street Name Changes 1930s The AMAZING Radio

The Preemption Line and Preemption Road in two parts
A Collection of Articles
Snow "Plowing" in the "Good Old Days" 1886 - The State of the Telephone
Early Car Built in Elmira 1893 - Jackson train Wreck on Way to Columbian Exposition in Chicago - Local People involved
Now My Idea is This
1942 - Erie Line Abandoned Olin Family Accident 1885
Native Americans in our Area
Sullivan's Campaign Against the Iroquois
The Montour Sisters Indian Names in Our Area
Indian Trails (Chemung County) The Cowanesque Indian Trail
Indian Settlement on Seeley Creek in 1779 from the Journal of Lieutenant Erkuries Beatty
Pioneers and the Pioneer Life
Old Gardens
Old Recipes (Receipts)
1868 - Reminiscences of Some Early Chemung County Settlers Epidemics & Pandemics in U.S. 1616-present
Business & Industry
Access to all Business Related pages has been moved to The Business Page
Commemorations, Historic Events & Public Celebrations
1876 Elmira Celebrates the National Centennial
1879 Battle of Newtown Centennial - letter
1929 Pageant of Decision. 1972 Big Flats 1822-1972
Entertainment & Sports
1900 Elmira Baseball Team
1905 Elmira Baseball Team
1917 E.F.A. Undefeated Basketball Team
Eldridge Park - Old articles and photos from Stereoscopic Cards
Woody Woodhull - Country Music Hall of Fame
1904 Sullivanville Baseball Team
Early Television Programs
Chemung County Fair
Theaters in our County
1940 Town of Chemung Baseball Team
1848 Elmira Pony League Title
Clara "Babe" Cook, Elmira Sports Hall of Fame - Baseball
Communities, Neighborhoods & Ethnic Groups
150 Years - Big Flats NY 1822-1972
1868 Reminiscences of (Elmira) Forty Years Ago (1828)
1876 Elmira Celebrates the National Centennial
Street Name Changes in Elmira
Historical Events of Elmira Fire Department 1828-1978
1885 Annual Report - Elmira Paid Fire Department
Erin & the Chemung County Irish
History of Erin- Lifestyle Early 20th Century
Early Settlers of Horseheads
Horseheads Chronology 1776 - 1963
Horseheads 200 Years Ago
1953 Horseheads Chamber of Commerce Booklet
Southport - My Town
Rosstown & Christian Hollow in Town of Southport
Recollections of Southport
History of the Southport Town Seal
Early Days in Veteran
GPS Coordinates for Locations in Town of Veteran
The War Years on the Ridge Road by Walt Samson
1936 Photos and Article about Sagetown
1817 Peter Loop Letter
Irish Names and Origin Place Names of Origin of Local Irish
Organizations Represented by Commemorative Flag Holders
1874 Organizations in Elmira NY (Masonic) 1874 Organizations in Elmira NY (Odd Fellows)
1874 Organizations in Elmira NY (Misc.) 1879 History of Elmira Societies
1882 Societies in Elmira NY 1889 "The Believers"
1923 Organizations - Elmira Directory
1917 Elmira Fraternal Orders 1917 Elmira Organizations & Associations

1917-1948 St. Mary's Boy Scouts
Millport Post 416 G.A.R. 1927 Diven Post G.A.R., Elmira. Disbands
1896 By Laws of the Elmira Auxiliary
1863 Elmira's Earliest Masons Masters of Breeseport Masonic Lodge
Morris Run Swedish Band
VanEtten Citizens Band Elmira Heights Fire Department Band
Father Matthew Society Organizations of Big Flats
1936 4H Club, Pine City - Hendy Creek 1923 Alpha Zeta Fraternity Convention at Elmira
Nothing on Grange.
Did come across this Register of Masonic Organizations. Takes a little time to zero in on each one of interest, but when you find them it shows the names of the principals, mostly early settlers. I checked Millport lodge, as an example, and recognize the names shown.
Walt Samson 
Fire & Rescue Departments
History of the Webbs Mills Fire Department
History of Volunteer Fire Department - Town of Southport
History of Pine City Fire Department
Patrons of Husbandry - P. of H. - The Grange
Odd Fellows & Rebekahs
Joyce's Mountain Home articles
Mountain Home magazine is a local magazine published in Wellsboro. It is distributed free locally or you can get a subscription to it if you are out of the area. Ask me how.
Oct - History of Halloween & Well Dressed Witch
January - When Does the New Year Begin?
February - Seed Catalogs with Long Histories
April - Centennial of the Carpenter & Pierce A1335 Postcards
June - Tony Castellane - Aviator
October - Brief History of Canning Jars
January - History of Knitting
February - Early TV Programs
March - My 2008 Garden in 1915
April - You Light Up My Life
May - Early Agriculture
Preserving Square Dance Calls
June - Wedding Presents Outlast Husbands
July - Early Board Games
Aug - Victory Gardens Reborn
Nov. - Teaching the Teacher
Feb. - 1909 Time Capsule
April - April Fools Day
May - Unusual Road Names
Aug - The Day the Giraffe Came to Mainesburg
Sept - Old Schools - Hiding in Plain Site
June - Oldest Building on S. Main
Places to Visit Locally of Historic Interest
John W. Jones Museum
Monuments and Memorials
1879 Sullivan's Monument
Public Institutions
County Schools Page - Hundreds of Pages of School Memorabilia and Photos
Early Schools of Chemung County
Early Schools of Southport
1945 Civilian Public Service Camp at Big Flats
1897 Year Book of the NYS Reformatory at Elmira
1916 Handbook of the NYS Reformatory at Elmira (Planned) Elmira Water Cure - Gleason's Health Resort
The New York State Reformatory in Elmira
History of Elmira's Children's Services 1864-1964
Post Offices in the Three Counties
Sir Rowland Hill invented the adhesive postage stamp in 1837 - ancestor of my friend Louise TOMPKINS Casey - http://inventors.about.com/od/sstartinventions/a/postage_stamps.htm and
You Gotta Know the Territory - Genealogy, Geography, and Logic
Bennitt Family - Postmasters of Erin NY
1868 Post Offices in Chemung & Schuyler Counties
Millport Post Masters
Sullivanville Post Masters
Terry's Corners Post Masters
Government, Politics & Public Office Holders
See the County Histories and County & City Directories for more information on office holders and local politics
1857 Officers of Chemung County
1868 - Brief History & Description of States & Territories 1868 - How to Secure Public Lands - the Homestead Act
1868 - Law Maxims
A married woman is considered a reliable witness IF her husband says she's telling the truth.
1874 Elmira City Government
1874 Chemung County Officers Town of Southport Supervisors 1822-2004
1872 County Officers, Chemung, Allegany, Schuyler, & Steuben Counties 1900 Elmira City Government
Town of Veteran Supervisors & Clerks 1900-2006
Underground Railroad
Underground Railroad
Friends and Neighbors: Abolitionists in Elmira John W. Jones Museum - Intro
People - Some famous, some not
Addie CHILSON Knapp, Southport's First Woman Supervisor Beecher Babies
County Women Eileen Collins of Elmira, Astronaut
The Arch Creek Fla. - Elmira Connection
1898 - The Williams - Gates Elopement 1880 - Autobiography of Elnathan Green
You Can Run, But You Can't Hide The Haunts of Long Ago - Bert Bentley
The Hair Wreath - Mementos of the 1850-1875 Era Joan's Rockne honored at 70th Birthday Party
1932 Greetings from a Depressionist
Windy Smith, Aviation Pioneer The War Years on the Ridge Road by Walt Samson
Dogs Are People, Too
Pauline BURROWS "Hurst,"
First African American graduate of Elmira College
Woody Woodhull - Country Music Hall of Fame
Coffey, Baldwin, Murphey - People Who Made a Difference in Ashland

County Centenarians

Our Centenarian and Centennial section outgrew this General Articles page, so I have separated it and relocated it to a page of its own where it can continue to grow.
Other Centennial Celebrations
Erin Methodist Church 100th Anniversary 1876 Elmira Celebrates the National Centennial
1964 Elmira Centennial
Historic Houses and Buildings
Houses and Buildings of Westfield & Elkland Saunders Farm Big Flats-Catlin
John W. Jones House, Elmira NY
Town of Southport Historic Houses Town of Southport - Pennsylvania Avenue
The Dams that were built in Tioga County in the 1970s caused the destruction of large land areas. Among the losses were several cemeteries and many houses and other buildings. Many of the lost farms had long family histories. In Nelson, many buildings were relocated, but many others in the area were lost entirely. We hope to collect some of the photos of lost buildings for this section of the site f you have any send them to me in HIGH RESOLUTION JPG format. Please do not be stingy with the pixels or I'll have to ask you to do it again. Please include whatever history you have on the building and its residents as well.
Poetry With Local Origin
The Haunts of Long Ago by Bert Bentley of Catlin
Kissin Cousins? by Marylyn DEWEY Adams
Jim L. Smith - Poems about Erin
1918 - To The City of Elmira Tin Wedding in Brookfield - Peleg Coffin & Wife
Civil War & Other Military
Elmira Civil War Prison Camp History Oysters For Oystermen
Elmira Prison Revisited Federal Prisoner of War Camp at ELmira NY

Letters From Civil War Soldiers - DS Collection
Halloween Afternoon at Cold Harbor, Virginia Letter from Reddin Wilcox, Prisoner at Elmira
William Shaff Papers
Events of Nature
Famine Snow in May - Historical Context

1816 The Year There Was No Summer
1946 Flood - A Fourth Graders Observations in Elmira Named Summits in the area with GPS Coordinates
Cutting Ice
Crime and Crime Again
Crime Section got too big - Moved to its own page
Antique Postcards
Many Thousands of Antique Postcards and Photos are scattered through the site as illustration for our pages.
Additionally some of them are presented in collections below, by subject, place, or photographer.
Dating Postcards [off site]
Antique Holiday Postcards
New Year's Day Valentine's Day Presidents Day St. Patrick's Day
Easter Valentine's Day Slide Show Fourth of July Labor Day
Leap Year Halloween Thanksgiving Christmas
Giant Vegetables Decoration Day The Language of Flowers
W.C.T.U. Postcards
Postcards by Photographer / Publisher
Caulkins Postcards
Mansfield by Caulkins
Bates Postcards
Vedder Postcards
Postcards and Photos by Town or Village
Ashland - Wellsburg's Four Corners
Town & Village of Chemung 1
Town & Village of Chemung 2
Elmira - Bridges in and near Elmira
Elmira Streets
Elmira Trolley
Horseheads Churches & Streets
Town of Southport Photos
Town of VanEtten Photos
Town of Veteran Photos
Postcards of Elmira
Brand Park Eldridge Park Rorick's Glen
Lake Street E. Water Street W. Water Street
Elmira College Hotels Reformatory
Unique Photo Postcards
The Men Who Are Digging the Panama Canal
Then and Now - Antique Postcard / Current Photo Comparisons
Horseheads Elmira - Water St. - Bt Baldwin & Lake
Veteran - Reuben Tifft - Sally Turner Farm
Let's Visit
Tips forResearchers
Cite your Sources - Rules for Scholarship in Genealogy Fact or Fiction
You Gotta Know the Territory - Genealogy, Geography, and Logic Words We Use
Lemuel WOOD vs. Jonathan WOOD: Facing Facts Struggling With Bad Apples
Interviewed By My Grandson
Live the Life of Your Eighteenth Century Ancestor Connie Wilcox Articles
Plan a Reunion Using the Computer and Internet Transcribing Old Documents
Rhoda ENGLISH Ladd Articles for Researchers Who's Your Cousin - Relationships
Epidemics & Pandemics in U.S. 1616-present
AboutTri-Counties Site
Miscellaneous Stuff and Nonsense
Cemetery Humor
You Know You're From Tri-Counties If ...
Chemung County Quiz Answers to Chemung County Quiz
1999 Genealogy Seminar Sept 1998 Field Trip - Cattaraugus County
Home is Where the Podocarpus Is
Aunt Nellie's Button Box
April 2007 - Family Trees of our Site Guests March-April 2007 - Name the Puppy Boys.
2007 Iris Diary - Joyce's Garden
The Hobby of Button Collecting by Maxie SEARS Bodine 1948 Aunt Nellie's Button Box by Joyce M. Tice, 1998
Chemung County NY

Published On 21 NOV 1997
By Joyce M. Tice

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