Elmira, Chemung, New York, USA
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Elmira is a city in Chemung County, New York, USA. It is the county seat of Chemung County.
The City of Elmira is located in the south-central part of the county, surrounded on three sides by the Town of Elmira. It is in the Southern Tier of New York a short distance north of the Pennsylvania state line.
The first European-American settler in Elmira was captain Curtis Rumsey of the Continental Army. He built a cabin after resigning just before the Revolutionary War.
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1884 - Mr. P. Sexton, of Elmira, N.Y., will soon have a new eyelid.
Mr. Sexton, as will be remembered, was the engineer of the train that rain through a sea of burning oil near Bradford, Pa., last January. He was severely burned. Parts of his nose and ears are gone, while both lower eye-lids are burned away, leaving no protection to the eyes. A prominent physician...Read MORE...
1885 - Mrs. Loper, aged ninety-seven years, is still living at Elmira, N. Y.
When she first settled in that vicinity the county contained only six families, and animals indigenous to that part of the United States were found there in countless numbers. Mrs. Loper is a remarkable woman for her age, being free from bodily ailment and retaining her senses to a wonderful...Read MORE...
1886 - FOUR MEN KILLED - Victims of the Explosion of a Locomotive Boiler
A few minutes after 3 o'clock the other afternoon an engine of the Beech Creek Railroad blew up with tremendous force near Elmira, N. Y. Five men were on the engine at the time, and all were instantly killed but one.
The killed are: PHILIP KNIGHT, engineer; ALLEN RAMSEY, fireman; JAMES WARREN,...Read MORE...
1888 - Fire
Elmira, N. Y., March 10. – The explosion of a lamp in the press room of the Elmira Gazette at 8 o’clock yesterday evening, followed by the ignition and explosion of a can of benzine, which stood near, caused flames to spread quickly throughout the room, which was in the basement of...Read MORE...
1890 - FIRE CAUSED BY AN EXPLOSION. THE LOSS WILL PROBABLY REACH TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.
ELMIRA, N. Y., June 30. - Lewis Neilson, an employe in the hardware store of Barker, Rose & Gray, at the corner of Water and Lake Streets, was sent into the cellar to draw some japan drier this morning, and in moving a barrel of the oil a head was knocked off, the oil poured our upon the floor, was ...Read MORE...
Elmira, a city and the capital of Chemung co., N.Y., is situated on both sides of the Chemung River, in a wide and fertile valley, at the mouth of Newtown Creek, and on the Erie, the Lackawanna, the Lehigh Valley and the Northern Central Rs., 274 miles WNW. of New York. It contains a government...Read MORE...
1946 - STATE OF EMERGENCY - Flood Waters Cover Elmira Business Area
ELMIRA (AP). - Flood waters six inches deep swept through Elmira's main business district today and Mayor Emory Strachen declared a state of emergency.
The rain-swollen Chemung River rose 18 feet, more than a foot above flood stage, overnight.
Fire Chief Louis Mosher broadcast an appeal for...Read MORE...
1956 - September 10 - WSYE TV chan 18 in Elmira-Corning, NY (NBC) 1st broadcasthistoryorb.com
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