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"Corning, a city of New York, one of the capitals of Steuben co, is situated on the Chemung River, and on the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western and the Erie Railroads, 290 miles W.N.W. of New York, 132 miles E.S.E. of Buffalo, and 16 miles W.N.W. of Elmira. It is a terminus of several branches of the Fall Brook Railroad system, which connect it with the coal-mines of Lycoming and Tioga cos., Pa., and with the New York Central system. It contains a court-house, 7 churches, the Corning Free Academy, a public library, 2 banks, several iron-foundries, manufactures of railroad-cars, extensive glass-works, stove-works, lumber industries, &c. Two daily and 2 weekly newspapers are published here. A bridge across the river connects Corning with Knoxville. Pop. in 1880, 4802; in 1890, 8550."

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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  • News 1859 - DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN CORNING, N. Y.
    CORNING, Thursday, Jan. 13. The large stone building, owned by R. E. Robinson & Co., and occupied by several persons as a flouring mill, furniture...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    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,...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

  • Corning, New York, USA
    Clock Tower
  • 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 ...Read MORE...


  • Corning, New York, USA
    Corning Glass Works
  • 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.
    ENGINEER IGNORES SIGNALS

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

    VICTIMS KILLED IN SLEEP

    A Few...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    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...Read MORE...


  • Corning, New York, USA
    Baron Steuben Hotel
  • 1936 - March 26 - 200" telescope lens shipped, Corning Glass Works, NY-Cal Tech

    historyorb.com

  • News June 1, 1947: Corning Glass Works in N.Y. announced the invention of photosensitive glass

    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
    June 1, 1947

  • 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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