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Brief History of Chemung County

Our special reprinted edition of Ausburn Towner's 1907 history book, complete with index.

Early local history includes the Battle of Newtown in the Revolutionary War, Arnot Ogden Hospital, early restaurants and inns, churches, the Chemung Canal, the Elmira Reformatory, the Civil War, the Elmira Prison Camp, the railroads, early settlers, Elmira Free Academy, Matthias Hollenback, Mark Twain, and Quarry Farm.

120 pages
ISBN: 9780983848776

The Elmira Prison Camp

Available paperback or hard cover

A beautifully reprinted special edition book by Clay W. Holmes with a new appendix by Diane Janowski.

Historian Holmes first published this book in 1912. He shared reports from witnesses, Confederate prisoners first person accounts, the story of the great tunnel escape, the importance of John W. Jones, and the notorious living conditions in the camp. Diane Janowski is the current Elmira City Historian and keeper of the most accurate list of Confederate dead in Elmira's Woodlawn National Cemetery.

500 pages
ISBN: 9780983848783 - soft
ISBN: 9780996535304 - hard

Zim's Foolish History of Elmira

A beautiful special reprinted edition of "Zim's Foolish History of Elmira" by Eugene Zimmerman of Horseheads, NY. This book was first published in 1912. This new edition includes a foreward by Diane Janowski.

156 pages
ISBN: 9780983848790

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1Postcards, Photos, and Memorabilia

Eldridge Park
Chemung Canal
Elmira, New York - My Kind of Town
Hometown Elmira
Old Time Elmira Music

2Chemung HISTORY

HISTORY

Chemung Canal
Historic Sites of Elmira & Chemung County Map
Why "Chemung"?
The Very Last Labrador Duck - Elmira, New York
Link to Chemung County Historical Markers
Baby Boomer Memories of the 1940s, 50s & 60s
TRIVIA - In Pursuit of Chemung County TRIVIA

NEIGHBORHOODS

Slabtown - Elmira, New York
Madame X's Wild Times on Railroad Avenue,
Heyday on the Avenoo
Town and Neighborhood Names
The Peek-A-Boo Gang
Our Neighborhoods

NEWSPAPER STUFF

100 Years Ago in Elmira
175 Years Ago in Elmira
The Classifieds
Lost and Found
Crazy Headlines
Turn of the Century
Chemung County Courier - NEWS


RAILROADS AND TRAINS

RAILROADS in Chemung County
Delaware Lackawanna Western Railroad DL&W


TIMELINE 1771 - NOW

TIMELINE of Chemung County History - 1771-Now
Online Local Research Links

3Floods

The Great Chemung River Flood of 1889
The Great Chemung River Flood of 1902

4NATIVE AMERICANS

Kanaweola - Head on a Pole - other Indian Villages
Local Indian Place Names

5FAMOUS PEOPLE

Famous People of Chemung County
Celebrities in Elmira
Matthias Hollenback, Elmira's First Merchant
Mark Twain in Elmira
Roy C. Fox, Elmira Artist
Charles X. O'Brien, Composer
Vin Fiz, Calbraith Perry Rogers

6REVOLUTIONARY WAR

General John Sullivan - Battle of Newtown

7CIVIL WAR

Elmira Prison Camp
Civil War Driving Tour of Elmira
Corporal Michel Fortlouis, Pointe Coupee Artillery

List of Confederate Dead in Woodlawn Cemetery

8New Local History Publications

Visit our Book Store
The Barnes Library

9What to do in Chemung County, Elmira, NY


SMARTPHONE Driving Tour!

Visitor's Guide to Chemung County,
Elmira, New York








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