Corning, New York, USA - Clock Tower
Corning, New York, USA

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Corning, New York, USA - Corning Glass Works
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Corning Glass Works

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Corning, New York, USA
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Where is Corning, New York, USA? 

Corning is a city in Steuben County, New York, United States, on the Chemung River. It is named for Erastus Corning, an Albany financier and railroad executive who was an investor in the company that developed the community.

The city is the headquarters of Fortune 500 company Corning Incorporated, formerly Corning Glass Works, a manufacturer of glass and ceramic products for industrial, scientific and technical uses.Wikipedia

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CORNING, a village of Painted Post township, Steuben co., in the state of New York, U.S., 213 m. WSW of Albany, on the S side of Chemung river, intersected by the New York and Erie railroad, and connected by a canal and Seneca lake with the Erie canal. It has also railway communication with the...Read MORE...

CORNING, Thursday, Jan. 13. The large stone building, owned by R. E. Robinson & Co., and occupied by several persons as a flouring mill, furniture wareroom, confectionary and bakery, &c., was totally destroyed by fire at about 2 o'clock this morning. Loss $30,000; insurance $14,000. Supposed to be...Read MORE...

News  1868 - Glass Factory
Corning, N.Y., expects to have a glass factory, which will give employment to 200 workmen.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
June 13, 1868
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1896 - City of Corning
On the 26th day of October, 1825, that great thoroughfare of travel and traffic - the Erie canal - was completed and opened for its intended use, and great and immediate benefit accrued to the towns and villages along its route. During the ten years next following this event, the legislature was...Read MORE...

News  1912 - 41 DEAD, 50 HURT AS EXPRESS HITS EXCURSION TRAIN. At 65-Mile Speed Lackawanna Flier Crashers Into Crowded Cars Near Corning, N. Y.

Two Day Coaches Split in Two and a Pullman Crumpled Up by the Onrushing Locomotive.


A Few Passengers Who Rise to Learn Cause of Delay Witnesses of Tragedy.


Injured Are Hurried to Corning Hospitals While Dead Are ...Read MORE...

Corning, a city of Steuben co., N.Y., is situated on the Chemung River and on the Lackawanna, the Erie, and the New York Central and Hudson River Rs., 17 miles WNW. of Elmira. It contains a court-house, the Corning Academy, St. Mary's Orphan Asylum, iron-foundries, extensive glass-, briok-, tile-,...Read MORE...

1936 - March 26 - 200" telescope lens shipped, Corning Glass Works, NY-Cal Tech
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News  June 1, 1947: Corning Glass Works in N.Y. announced the invention of photosensitive glass

The Old Farmer's Almanac
June 1, 1947
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1972 - Hurricane Agnes
"In June 1972, Hurricane Agnes hit the East Coast with a monstrous and devastating force, bringing a deluge across multiple states and slamming four counties in the Southern Tier: Steuben, Chemung, Tioga, and Broome. Dozens died and property damage ran into the millions as Corning, Elmira, Owego,...Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag  William J Baxter (9 July 1890, Corning, New York, USA - 16 February 1942, Toledo, Ohio, USA) gravestone

flag  Arthur H Graham (4 June 1879, Corning, New York, USA - , )

flag  Howard C Rowlee (27 September 1894, Corning, New York, USA - , )

flag  Marie Scott (25 November 1938, Corning, New York, USA - 30 October 1990, Binghamton, New York, USA)

flag  Jean Belle Wheeler (5 July 1874, Corning, New York, USA - 11 November 1964, The Dalles, Oregon, USA) gravestone

Ancestors Who Died Here

flag  Alonzo Green (1845, , New York, USA - 23 July 1863, Corning, New York, USA)

flag  Frank Spaulding (1828, , Maine, USA - 24 March 1868, Corning, New York, USA)

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