Local History Photos January 5, 2017

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the week!

(Click on the photos for a larger view)

Photo 1: Moving Telescope Disk:


Photo 1 shows men moving the 200″ Pyrex disk to the train station for its trip to the Palomar Observatory in the mid-thirties. A cool photo showing a slice of the history of glass making in our area!

Photo 2: Food Mart During The Flood of ’72:

Our second photo for this week is a scene showing Park Avenue, with the Food Mart building on the right, during the Flood of ’72.

Have a good weekend everyone,

Linda, SSCL


Mirror To Discovery: The 200-Inch Disk And the Hale Refelcting Telescope At Palomar. Rakow Research Library. Online. January 10 to October 30, 2011.

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:

At the library you can scan your photos and slides to create digital family albums and slideshows; and even use one of the Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album.

Also of note, we have the local paper, at times called the Corning Leader, Corning Journal or Corning Daily Journal, on microfilm from 1840 to the present — so you can visit the library and research local history and your family tree if you wish!


And if you find any old photos of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!

We’re happy to add new photos to our Photo Archive!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s