Two Rivers Greenway

Two Rivers Greenway (HM2MG4)

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N 42° 6.08', W 76° 15.761'

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Owego Segment

importantly, it gave the farmers the opportunity to make a profit on trees they didn't need.

Because there were no canals or railroads until the mid 1800s, the river provided them the means of transporting the logs. The farmers would stack them on the river banks in the fall and winter. Just before the ice broke up in the spring, they would construct huge rafts, and with all their might, shove them into the freezing cold water and pole them downstream. An average raft would be approximately 200 feet long and 16 feet wide and many went as far as the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

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Tioga County Courthouse and Court Street Bridge.
The Owego River Walk.
The Village of Owego.
Winter in Owego is magical! The many shops are filled with spectacular decorations, and Owego sparkles with holiday lights and seasonal streets.
The Village of Owego.
At EJ's peak, it employed approximately 800 workers and produced as many as 7,000 pairs of shoes a day. It closed its shops in Owego c. 1993.
A Tioga County tobacco farm in the 1920's.
The Tioga County Fair is held annually in July
The Great Blue Heron, the bird of Tioga County
Dr. King was the only woman at the turn of the century to hold a professorship in research work other than Marie Curie of France.
HM NumberHM2MG4
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Date Added Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 at 8:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 395592 N 4661798
Decimal Degrees42.10133333, -76.26268333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 6.08', W 76° 15.761'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 6' 4.8" N, 76° 15' 45.66" W
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