Author, town of Owego historian, and Tioga County historian, Emma M. Sedore has brought together this book of photographs and memories of the town of Owego. Organized in 1800, under then name Tioga, the town of Owego is the largest in Tioga county and is composed of numerous hamlets including Apalachin, Campville, Gaskill Corners, Flemingville and Gibson Corners. The town of Owego has managed to balance high tech with the rural ambiance that has defined it, and each of the hamlets continues to take pride in their history.
If you would like to see this book come to Special Collections, located on the second floor of the Bartle Library, and ask for Special Collections Local History — F129.O9 S43 2009.
The Local History Collection in Special Collections holds a number of books in the Arcadia Images of America Series including Vestal, Candor, Johnson City Firefighting, IBM Endicott, Endicott-Johnson, Broome County 1850-1940, Binghamton, and Syracuse. The series celebrates the history of towns and cities nationwide using archival photographs to present the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today.
We invite you to come to Special Collections and explore our area’s history through these books of photographs and history.
The Broadway district’s school No. 32, located on Day Hollow Road, was built in 1847. This photograph shows the children of the school in 1933. From Images of America: Town of Owego, p. 77.