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Binghamton, Broome, New York, USA

"Binghamton, a thriving city, the capital of Broome co., N.Y., is pleasantly situated on the Susquehanna River, where it is joined by its Chenango tributary, and on the Erie Railroad, 215 miles N.W. of New York, 59 miles E. of Elmira, and 80 miles S. by E. from Syracuse. It is the southern terminus of the Syracuse, Binghampton & New York Railroad, and the southwestern terminus of the Albany & Susquehanna Railroad, by which it is 142 miles from Albany. Another railroad extends southward to Scranton. It contains 12 churches, a high school, a Catholic academy, 4 national banks, 2 other banks, the New York State Hospital for the Insane (the principal building of which is about 365 feet long, and built of stone and brick), and manufactures of flour, steam engines, carriages, leather, and boots and shoes. Four daily and 6 weekly news papers are published here. Pop. in 1870, 12,692; in 1880, 17,317; in 1890, 35,005."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • 1854 - Binghampton
    Binghampton, a post-village in Chenango township, and capital of Broom county, New York, at the junction of the Chenango and Susquehanna rivers,...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - THE INEBRIATE ASYLUM FIRE. THE REAR BUILDING BURNED - THE MAIN EDIFICE UNINJURED - LOSS $75,000 - SCENES AND INCIDENTS.
    From the Binghamton Republican, March 5.
    At between 11 and 12 o'clock last night, a fire caught in the rear of the New York State Inebriate Asylum,...Read MORE...


  • News 1871 - January 3 - Oleomargarine patented by Henry Bradley, Binghamton, NY

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    January 3, 1871

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    Court Street looking East, Binghamton, N.Y.
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    1890's ad
    Dr. Kilmer & Co.
    Binghamton, New York
  • News 1892 - Train Wreck
    Binghamton Fatal Railroad Accident

    One man was killed and six others were seriously injured in a wreck which occurred on the Erie Railway, about a ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Binghamton
    Binghamton, a thriving city, the capital of Broome co., N.Y., is pleasantly situated on the Susquehanna River, where it is joined by its Chenango...Read MORE...


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    Front Street, Binghamton, N.Y.
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    Court House Square
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    Washington Street
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    Central Fire Station, 1906
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    Casino Park, 1907
  • Binghamton, New York, USA
    Court Street, looking East, 1907
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    Lady Jane Grey School, 1907
  • Binghamton, New York, USA
    City Hospital, 1907
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    Busy Day, Ross Park, 1907
  • Binghamton, New York, USA
    Cor. Court & Washington Streets, 1908
  • Binghamton, New York, USA
    Crow Bar Hotel
    Free Board to Guests
    Visitors seldom admitted for less than Thirty Days
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    D.L. & W. Depot, Kilmers Building and Viaduct, 1908
  • Binghamton, New York, USA
    Tabernacle, M.E. Church
  • News 1910 - INJURIES PROVED FATAL Howard R. Whaley, D., L. & W. Fireman Died at Hospital of the Good Shepherd.
    HOWARD R. WHALEY, 23 years old, of 507 South Wilbur avenue, died at the Hospital of the Good Shepherd at [illegible] o'clock this morning of injuries ...Read MORE...


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    Corner Chenango and Court Sts.
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    Kilmer Swam Root Building
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    Lackawanna Station
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    Binghamton Savings Bank Building
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    First Baptist Church
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    Binghamton's Community Hotel, Hotel Bennett
  • News 1913 - 50 GIRLS DIE AS FACTORY IS BURNED. SCORE MORTALLY HURT IN HOSPITALS. DIG RUINS FOR BODIES. WHEN ALARM RUNG THOUGHT IT FIRE DRILL; BURNING WALLS COLLAPSE.
    VICTIMS HURLED TO DEATH WHILE SPECTATORS ARE HELPLESS - PITIFUL SCENES AS RELATIVES SEEK LOVED ONES.

    Binghamton, N. Y., July 23 - Thousands came...Read MORE...


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    Bird's Eye View of Binghamton, N.Y., looking east, 1913
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    New Crandall Hotel, 1914
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    Post Office, 1914
  • 1916
    Binghamton, a city, the capital of Broome co., N.T., is pleasantly situated on the Susquehanna River where it is joined by the Chenango, and is on...Read MORE...


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    Hills, McLean & Haskins Store, 1918
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    Corner of Chenango and Warren St.
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    Rockbottom Bridge
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    Chenango St., Looking North By Night, Binghamton, New York
  • 1924 - Binghamton
    The township of Binghamton lies in the southen tier of Broome county, and was originally included in the territory now known as Dickinson, with some...Read MORE...


  • Binghamton, New York, USA
    Home Office of Security Mutual Life Insurance Company
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    Y.W.C.A.
  • News 1933 - 14 KILLED, 100 HURT AS ERIE MILK TRAIN SMASHES REAR OF TRAIN NO. 8 AT BINGHAMTON.
    FEDERAL, STATE, COUNTY AND RAILROAD OFFICIALS INVESTIGATE FIRST ERIE WRECK CLAIMING LIVES IN YEARS - WOODRUFF DECLARES ENGINEER KING OF FREIGHT...Read MORE...


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    Fraternity Row, Washington Street
  • News 1941 - THREE DIE IN PLANE CRASH.
    Binghamton, N.Y. - DAN McNALLY, a Baltimore evangelist, his wife and four-year-old daughter, KITTY were killed when their private airplane crashed at ...Read MORE...


  • 1949 - December 1 - WBNG TV channel 12 in Binghamton, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting

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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...Read MORE...




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Court Street looking East, Binghamton, N.Y.


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1890's ad
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Front Street, Binghamton, N.Y.

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Court House Square

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Washington Street

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Central Fire Station, 1906

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Casino Park, 1907

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Court Street, looking East, 1907

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Lady Jane Grey School, 1907

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City Hospital, 1907

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Busy Day, Ross Park, 1907

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Cor. Court & Washington Streets, 1908

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Crow Bar Hotel
Free Board to Guests
Visitors seldom admitted for less than Thirty Days

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D.L. & W. Depot, Kilmers Building and Viaduct, 1908

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Tabernacle, M.E. Church

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Corner Chenango and Court Sts.

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Kilmer Swam Root Building

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Lackawanna Station

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Binghamton Savings Bank Building

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First Baptist Church

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Binghamton's Community Hotel, Hotel Bennett

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Bird's Eye View of Binghamton, N.Y., looking east, 1913

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New Crandall Hotel, 1914

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Post Office, 1914

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Hills, McLean & Haskins Store, 1918

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Chenango St., Looking North By Night, Binghamton, New York

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Corner of Chenango and Warren St.

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Rockbottom Bridge

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Home Office of Security Mutual Life Insurance Company

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Y.W.C.A.

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Fraternity Row, Washington Street
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  • 1854 - Binghampton
    Binghampton, a post-village in Chenango township, and capital of Broom county, New York, at the junction of the Chenango and Susquehanna rivers,... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - THE INEBRIATE ASYLUM FIRE. THE REAR BUILDING BURNED - THE MAIN EDIFICE UNINJURED - LOSS $75,000 - SCENES AND INCIDENTS.
    From the Binghamton Republican, March 5.
    At between 11 and 12 o'clock last night, a fire caught in the rear of the New York State Inebriate Asylum,... Read MORE...

  • News  1871 - January 3 - Oleomargarine patented by Henry Bradley, Binghamton, NY
    historyorb.com
    January 3, 1871
  • News  1892 - Train Wreck
    Binghamton Fatal Railroad Accident

    One man was killed and six others were seriously injured in a wreck which occurred on the Erie Railway, about a ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Binghamton
    Binghamton, a thriving city, the capital of Broome co., N.Y., is pleasantly situated on the Susquehanna River, where it is joined by its Chenango... Read MORE...

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  • News  1910 - INJURIES PROVED FATAL Howard R. Whaley, D., L. & W. Fireman Died at Hospital of the Good Shepherd.
    HOWARD R. WHALEY, 23 years old, of 507 South Wilbur avenue, died at the Hospital of the Good Shepherd at [illegible] o'clock this morning of injuries ... Read MORE...

  • News  1913 - 50 GIRLS DIE AS FACTORY IS BURNED. SCORE MORTALLY HURT IN HOSPITALS. DIG RUINS FOR BODIES. WHEN ALARM RUNG THOUGHT IT FIRE DRILL; BURNING WALLS COLLAPSE.
    VICTIMS HURLED TO DEATH WHILE SPECTATORS ARE HELPLESS - PITIFUL SCENES AS RELATIVES SEEK LOVED ONES.

    Binghamton, N. Y., July 23 - Thousands came... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Binghamton, a city, the capital of Broome co., N.T., is pleasantly situated on the Susquehanna River where it is joined by the Chenango, and is on... Read MORE...

  • 1924 - Binghamton
    The township of Binghamton lies in the southen tier of Broome county, and was originally included in the territory now known as Dickinson, with some... Read MORE...

  • News  1933 - 14 KILLED, 100 HURT AS ERIE MILK TRAIN SMASHES REAR OF TRAIN NO. 8 AT BINGHAMTON.
    FEDERAL, STATE, COUNTY AND RAILROAD OFFICIALS INVESTIGATE FIRST ERIE WRECK CLAIMING LIVES IN YEARS - WOODRUFF DECLARES ENGINEER KING OF FREIGHT... Read MORE...

  • News  1941 - THREE DIE IN PLANE CRASH.
    Binghamton, N.Y. - DAN McNALLY, a Baltimore evangelist, his wife and four-year-old daughter, KITTY were killed when their private airplane crashed at ... Read MORE...

  • 1949 - December 1 - WBNG TV channel 12 in Binghamton, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting
    historyorb.com
  • 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... Read MORE...

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