Wednesday, June 22, 2011

"History of Sayre" July 5th

(WAVERLY, NY) Sayre historian and retired teacher, Jim Nobles will be presenting “The History of Sayre,” with hundreds of rare photos at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center (SRAC)on Tuesday, July 5th from 6:30 – 7:30pm.

The bulk of the program will be a visual presentation showing rare views of Sayre, following the route of the Waverly, Sayre and Athens Traction (Trolley) Company. Along the route there will be photos showing sites one would have seen if riding the trolley, including churches, business section, Howard Elmer Park, hospitals, schools, and the railroad just to name a few with little known stories about many of them. Side trips from the trolley will add views of those areas not adjacent to the trolley line as well. People such as Howard Elmer and Robert Sayre will also be covered during this presentation.

Nobles is a life-long resident of Sayre who has had a longtime interest in the history of our region and has been a member of the Sayre Historical Society for many years. He is also a retired teacher from Sayre High School where he was well known for his creative and visual educational techniques.

A donation of $6 is requested by the general public and $4 from SRAC members for this event which includes admission to the SRAC Exhibit Hall filled with thousands of local artifacts.

SRAC is located at 345 Broad St. in Waverly, NY. For more information, please contact SRAC at (607)727-3111 or email

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