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Binghamton, New York, USA

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Binghamton, Broome, New York, USA
The city was named after William Bingham, a wealthy Philadelphian who bought the 10,000 acre patent for the land in 1786, then consisting of portions of the towns of Union and Chenango. Joshua Whitney, Jr., Bingham's land agent, chose land at the junction of the Chenango and Susquehanna Rivers to develop a settlement, then named Chenango Point, and helped build its roads and erect the first bridge. Significant agricultural growth led to the incorporation of the village of Binghamton in 1834...wikipedia



Binghamton, New York, USA - Court Street looking East, Binghamton, N.Y.
Binghamton, New York, USA

Court Street looking East, Binghamton, N.Y.
Binghamton, New York, USA - 1890's ad
Dr. Kilmer & Co.
Binghamton, New York
Binghamton, New York, USA

1890's ad
Dr. Kilmer & Co.
Binghamton, New York
Binghamton, New York, USA - Front Street, Binghamton, N.Y.
Binghamton, New York, USA

Front Street, Binghamton, N.Y.
Binghamton, New York, USA - Chenango St., Looking North By Night, Binghamton, New York
Binghamton, New York, USA

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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January 3, 1871
News  1892 - Train Wreck
Binghamton Fatal Railroad Accident

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

Binghamton, Now & Then


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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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