Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the Week!
Helpful Viewing Tips are found at the end of the posting for anyone who would like a few tips on how best to view the photos*
And onto the photos of the week!
Photo 1: Old Picture of American Flint Glass Worker’s Memorial Monument Located in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Corning
The first photo for this week shows the American Flint Glass Workers Union monument that was erected in memory of eighteen union workers who were killed in a train wreck in 1891.
The monument, located in St. Mary’s Cemetery in South Corning, features the following inscription:
“This MONUMENT HAS BEEN ERECTED BY THE AMERICAN FLINT GLASS WORKERS UNION
TO THE MEMORY OF EIGHTEEN OF ITS MEMBERS WHO WERE KILLED IN A RAILROAD DISASTER WHICH OCCURRED AT RAVENNA, OHIO, JULY 3, 1891
WHILE THERE WERE EN ROUTE FROM FINDLAY, OHIO TO THEIR HOMES IN CORNING, NEW YORK. WITHER THERE WERE JOURNEYING TO MEET LOVING FRIENDS FROM WHOM THEY HAD BEEN SEPARATED BY AN EFFORT TO IMPROVE THEIR INDUSTRIAL CONDITION. ERECTED 1892”
And the following list, taken from the San Francisco Call (7/4/1891), features the names of those killed and injured in the crash:
“Following is the list of the killed: DBAS AND MANGLED. John McAvoy, Patrick Ryan, T. Ilauf, F. Burns, J. Kimball, Owen Sardman, Thomas Kelvllle, George Gildea, David Belehian, J. Coyle, J. Xewcoinb, D. Ryan, D. Cassidy, Henry McGill, all glass-workers of Fiudlay, Ohio, and Corning, X. V. ; C. Giifrin, A. Gunthro», W. Kaiu, Brooklyn, X. V., and an unknown nurse-girl and child, all passengers in tl;e Pullman sleeping-car. THE INJURED rASSK.NOEUS. Injured: Joseph Morgan of Corning, X. V., Thomas ilaiiley of Corning, X. V., George Smith of Corning, James Dwieken of Corning, Dennis Ryan of Corning, James Smith, 11. C. de Gruff, John Cadween, James McGill, John Keating, A. P. Jones and Jonah Clark, L. D. Dating, J. Codt, H. Mosier, 11. Young, C. Reilly. W. C. Jones, A. Humphrey, 11. Humphrey, John O’ilare. K. McMain, Edward Perry, P. Maltby. All these were seriously hurt and some may die.”
Photo 2: Old Denison Park Bridge
Our second photo for the week shows a trio of kids on the old wooden bridge in Denison Park. The bridge connected the small island in the middle of the pond to the shore and has long since been replaced. The photo is really cool though as the bridge has a very rustic look to it!
Year Book Snapshots:
This week our snapshots show photos taken from the 1969 Corning Community College Corona yearbook.
And as far as the class photos for this week goes; the third time is the charm! The 1969 Corona yearbook at the library has a tight binding so I tried very hard to get a good scan of the senior photos. However, as I didn’t want to break the binding, since we obviously can’t go out and buy a new 1969 yearbook for the library, some of the photos are slightly cut off. Even so the photos still show the bright-eyed class of 1969 ready to roll!
1969 Corning Community College Corona Yearbook Cover
The Graduates Section:
Graduates: Adams – Brown
Graduates: Brown – Doherty
Graduates: Dombrowski – Gannon
Graduates: Gumosky – Hinkle
Graduates: Hunter – Love
Graduates: Lovell – Nareau
Graduates: Neally – Phillips
Graduates: Rasimas – Roy
Graduates: Whitman – Wood
Have a great weekend,
Linda Reimer, SSCL
Corning, New York: The Crystal City: Ravenna Wreck Memorial, Corning Museum of Glass, https://libguides.cmog.org/corning/ravennamemorial
PORTAGE PATHWAYS: 1891 rail disaster left unexpected legacy by Roger J. Di Paoio, Record-Courier, January 1, 2017, https://www.record-courier.com/opinion/20170101/portage-pathways-1891-rail-disaster-left-unexpected-legacy
Twenty-One Killed, San Francisco Call, Volume 70, Number 34, 4 July 1891
*To Create A Larger View (make the photos appear bigger on your screen):
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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 or postcards of the Corning area that you don’t know what to do with – you can always donate them to the library!