We have been suffering very much at this place for some time part from the effects of a severe drought. But little rain has fallen for several weeks. Wheat and grass were too forward to be much injured therefore the crops of those have come in very well. Early potatoes will not recover from the injury done to them and corn, oats, and late potatoes are also suffering severely. This afternoon a light rain is falling though it continue for any length of time – it will do a great amount of good. Some days this season have been excessively warm, warmer then I ever knew – the therometer standing at one time at 92 degrees in the shade. I found the river quite convenient to cool myself in I can assure you.
By the mid to late 1800s the importance of the
was shifting from industrial and daily needs to recreation, especially during the summer. There was canoeing, boating, picnicking along the banks, swimming, fishing, sculling, and regatta races. A must was shipping a canoe by train from Chemung River and then paddling back along the river’s winding course. Corning
Located 2 ½ miles from
What are your summer memories of
? Chemung County