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Binghamton, New York, USA

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

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

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News  1892 - Train Wreck
Binghamton Fatal Railroad Accident

One man was killed and six others were seriously injured in a ...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...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...Read MORE...

1916
Binghamton, a city, the capital of Broome co., N.T., is pleasantly situated on the Susquehanna...Read MORE...

1924 - Binghamton
The township of Binghamton lies in the southen tier of Broome county, and was originally included...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...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...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...Read MORE...


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