Saturday, August 6, 2011

"History of Sayre" now on DVD at SRAC

(WAVERLY, NY) In July, Sayre historian Jim Nobles presented a PowerPoint presentation titled, “The History of Sayre” at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center in Waverly, NY. The bulk of the program was a visual presentation showing rare views of Sayre, following the route of the Waverly, Sayre and Athens Traction (Trolley) Company. Along the route there were 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 added views of those areas not adjacent to the trolley line as well. People such as Howard Elmer and Robert Sayre were also covered during the presentation. In the end, the SRAC lecture hall was filled and the presentation was a huge hit with those who attended.

But for those who could not attend the presentation, there is now a movie dvd with the presentation made by Nobles available in SRAC’s gift shop. The movie is a videotaped version of the presentation made at SRAC on the night it was presented. SRAC’s Deb Twigg explained, “The History of Sayre” joins the ranks of several presentations created by SRAC, such as “The JE Ranch” by Don Merrill, “The 1983 Woolly Mammoth Dig at Spring Lake”, and “Glimpses of Our Past” a movie created by SRAC in house that details the prehistory of our region. We really are building quite a collection for the history buffs of the area to enjoy and share.”

The Susquehanna River Archaeological Center is located at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY. To learn more, visit or call the Center at (607)565-7960.

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