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A GL IMPSE INTO 
CORNING,NEW YORK 
BY JOE TOPICHAK
THE F IRST SET T LEMENT IN THE TOWN OF CORNING, A CI TY IN STEUBEN 
COUNTY, NEW YORK, UNI TED STATES, ON THE CHEMUNG RIVER...
I T IS NAMED FOR ERASTUS 
CORNING, AN ALBANY F INANCIER 
AND RAI LROAD EXECUT IVE WHO 
WAS AN INVESTOR IN THE COMPANY 
THA...
CORNING CHANGED L IGHT ING 
FOREVER BY CREAT ING A WAY TO 
MASS-PRODUCE THE BULBS, MAKING 
INCANDESCENT L IGHTS WIDELY 
AF...
THE WORLD'S PREMIER COL LECT ION OF 
GLASS CONTAINING OVER 4 5 , 0 0 0 
OBJECTS COVERING OVER 3 , 5 0 0 YEARS 
OF THE ART ...
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE COL LECT ION 
OF WESTERN ART SCULPTURE EAST OF 
THE MISSISSIPPI IS HOUSED IN THE 
ROCKWEL L MUSEUM ...
IN 1 9 9 7 , CORNING CONTRIBUTED A 
COLOSSAL MIRROR TO THE SUBARU 
TELESCOPE. OVER 2 6 FEET ACROSS AND 8 
INCHES THICK, TH...
BENJAMIN PAT TERSON INN, ( FORMERLY 
JENNING'S TAVERN IN CORNING) , IS THE 
OLDEST FRAME STRUCTURE IN THE VAL LE, 
BUI L T...
CORNING COMMUNI TY COL LEGE 
HAS I TS OWN PLANETARIUM AND 
OBSERVATORY COMPLEX, 
OF FERING SHOWS TO GROUPS 
AND TO THE PUB...
CORNING SUPPL IED THE WINDOWS FOR 
S O M E O F T H E U N I T E D S T A T E S ’ E A R L I E S T 
SPACECRAFT — INCLUDING THE...
HISTORIC MARKET STREET IN 
CORNING IS THE MODEL FOR A 
NAT IONAL PROGRAM AIMED AT 
REVI TAL I Z ING HISTORIC 
DOWNTOWN DIS...
CORNING IS HOME TO ONE OF THE 
U N I T E D S T A T E S ’ E A R L I E S T R & D 
FACI L I T IES. CORNING ESTABL ISHED 
I TS...
EACH PIECE OF EXQUISI TE STEUBEN 
CRYSTAL IS A UNIQUE PIECE OF ART 
CREATED BY HAND AT ONLY ONE 
LOCAT ION IN THE WORLD- C...
N E ; S T R O N G E R T H A N M A G I C IAN EVER SPOKE, OR SPIRI T EVER ANSWERED - Charles Dickens
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Joe Topichak - A Glimpse into Corning, NY

Joe Topichak's collection of some interesting facts about the historically rich city of Corning, New York.

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Joe Topichak - A Glimpse into Corning, NY

  1. 1. A GL IMPSE INTO CORNING,NEW YORK BY JOE TOPICHAK
  2. 2. THE F IRST SET T LEMENT IN THE TOWN OF CORNING, A CI TY IN STEUBEN COUNTY, NEW YORK, UNI TED STATES, ON THE CHEMUNG RIVER, WAS MADE NEAR THE SI TE OF THE FUTURE CI TY IN 1 7 9 6 . THE COMMUNI TY WAS SET APART FROM THE TOWN AS A VI L LAGE IN 1 8 4 8 AND INCORPORATED AS A CI TY IN 1 8 9 0 . AS THE GLASS INDUSTRY DEVELOPED, CORNING BECAME KNOWN AS THE " C R Y S T A L C I T Y . ”
  3. 3. I T IS NAMED FOR ERASTUS CORNING, AN ALBANY F INANCIER AND RAI LROAD EXECUT IVE WHO WAS AN INVESTOR IN THE COMPANY THAT DEVELOPED THE COMMUNI TY.
  4. 4. CORNING CHANGED L IGHT ING FOREVER BY CREAT ING A WAY TO MASS-PRODUCE THE BULBS, MAKING INCANDESCENT L IGHTS WIDELY AF FORDABLE, AF TER THOMAS EDISON ASKED THE COMPANY NAMED CORNING TO PRODUCE GLASS ENVELOPES, OR BULBS, FOR HIS NEWLY INVENTED INCANDESCENT LAMP, IN1 8 7 9 .
  5. 5. THE WORLD'S PREMIER COL LECT ION OF GLASS CONTAINING OVER 4 5 , 0 0 0 OBJECTS COVERING OVER 3 , 5 0 0 YEARS OF THE ART AND HISTORY OF GLASS IS CONTAINED IN THE CORNING MUSEUM OF GLASS.
  6. 6. THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE COL LECT ION OF WESTERN ART SCULPTURE EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI IS HOUSED IN THE ROCKWEL L MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART , ASSEMBLED OVER THE PAST 4 0 YEARS BY ROBERT F . AND HERTHA ROCKWEL L .
  7. 7. IN 1 9 9 7 , CORNING CONTRIBUTED A COLOSSAL MIRROR TO THE SUBARU TELESCOPE. OVER 2 6 FEET ACROSS AND 8 INCHES THICK, THIS 2 7 - TON PIECE OF GLASS IS ONE OF THE LARGEST EVER MADE.
  8. 8. BENJAMIN PAT TERSON INN, ( FORMERLY JENNING'S TAVERN IN CORNING) , IS THE OLDEST FRAME STRUCTURE IN THE VAL LE, BUI L T IN 1 7 9 6 . NOW CAL LED THE BENJAMIN PAT TERSON INN MUSEUM, I T DEPICTS L I FE IN THE EARLY 1 8 0 0 ’ S .
  9. 9. CORNING COMMUNI TY COL LEGE HAS I TS OWN PLANETARIUM AND OBSERVATORY COMPLEX, OF FERING SHOWS TO GROUPS AND TO THE PUBL IC.
  10. 10. CORNING SUPPL IED THE WINDOWS FOR S O M E O F T H E U N I T E D S T A T E S ’ E A R L I E S T SPACECRAFT — INCLUDING THE FRIENDSHIP 7 F LOWN BY JOHN GLENN FOR THE F IRST U.S. MANNED ORBI TAL F L IGHT — AND CONT INUES TO SUPPLY NASA WI TH SPECIAL LY ENGINEERED WINDOWS DESIGNED TO WI THSTAND THE RIGORS OF SPACE CONDI T IONS.
  11. 11. HISTORIC MARKET STREET IN CORNING IS THE MODEL FOR A NAT IONAL PROGRAM AIMED AT REVI TAL I Z ING HISTORIC DOWNTOWN DISTRICTS.
  12. 12. CORNING IS HOME TO ONE OF THE U N I T E D S T A T E S ’ E A R L I E S T R & D FACI L I T IES. CORNING ESTABL ISHED I TS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY IN 1 9 0 8 , WHEN ONLY A HANDFUL OF COMPANIES WERE ENGAGED IN FORMAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT .
  13. 13. EACH PIECE OF EXQUISI TE STEUBEN CRYSTAL IS A UNIQUE PIECE OF ART CREATED BY HAND AT ONLY ONE LOCAT ION IN THE WORLD- CORNING, NEW YORK. I T IS A WEL L -KNOWN GI F T TO UNI TED STATES PRESIDENTS AND INTERNAT IONAL DIGNI TARIES.
  14. 14. N E ; S T R O N G E R T H A N M A G I C IAN EVER SPOKE, OR SPIRI T EVER ANSWERED - Charles Dickens

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