Photo of the week!George Merrill delivering mail to his patrons on Sweeney Hill in March 1932. This photo is part of a fantastic resource on the history of Scott Road (Route 41) as compiled by Ina Hurlbut Bird. According to Mrs. Bird, the Merrill family of Homer was connected to the post office for over one hundred years, with four consecutive generations having been in the carrying service. George's great-grandfather, Lewis L. Merrill, drove the mail stage from Ithaca to Albany. He followed a route from East Homer into Homer via Albany Street, down Cayuga Street to Summerhill and thence to Ithaca.#cortlandcountyhistory #cortlandny #homerny #centralnyhistory #experiencecortland #cortlandcountyhistoricalsociety #history #historicalphotographs #historicalphotos #photography #snowstorm #mail ... See MoreSee Less
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On October 17, 1956, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed the New York State Convention of Universalists at the Hotel Cortland.He defined "nonviolent resistance" as "passive physically, but strongly active spiritually." The method "does not seek to defeat or humiliate the opponent but win his friendship and understanding." "It is directed at the forces of evil, not the persons caught in the force" Dr. King stated. His message was "oppressed people must not use violence in waging the struggle against forces of injustice."Photo from The Cortland StandardLeft to right: Rev. Max Coots, pastor of the First Universalist Church in Cortland, Dr. King, Ashley Strong, and Rev. Howard Gilman. ... See MoreSee Less
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Because we are normally closed on Monday, we will be closed this Saturday, January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. ... See MoreSee Less
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Photo of the week!Undated, this photo depicts three young men sitting on the crosspiece of the Kinney sawmill dam on Sweeney Road near the intersection of Kinney Gulf Road. A sawmill appears on maps as early as 1855 and was listed as a cider and sawmill in the 1876 atlas.#cortlandcountyhistory #cortlandny #centralnyhistory #experiencecortland #cortlandcountyhistoricalsociety #history #historicalphotographs #historicalphotos #photography #historicalbuildings #historicalarchitecture ... See MoreSee Less
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Photo of the week!Old Lorings Crossing bridge facing the County Farm, taken in 1937 by the Works Progress Administration who planned its demolition in order to replace it with a more modern concrete arch bridge.#cortlandcountyhistory #cortlandny #centralnyhistory #experiencecortland #cortlandcountyhistoricalsociety #history #historicalphotographs #historicalphotos #photography #historicalbuildings #historicalarchitecture #historicbridge ... See MoreSee Less
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