Sunday, February 8, 2009
Remember Auburn, New York
Is anyone out there from Auburn, New York, my hometown or surrounding area? Do you remember the way it was there in the 1940's and 1950's? We lived on Logan Street right next to a shoe factory, Bar Shoe Company. The building still stands, but our little house does not. The shoe company was once a manufacturer of Wegman Piano's. The great huge elevators were used so that they could bring the piano's down to the ground floor and out the door. Living right next door to the shoe factory, it became a big part of our lives. Our Mother worked there and so did our father at one time. Eventually, my two brothers and 1 sister worked there, too. It was very noisy with all the machines clumping and thumping, the sounds of the workers talking and laughing. It was fun to sit on the porch and watch the people flood past at quitting time. The ladies wore dresses, even for factory work and wonderful hair styles. The street was lined with Elm and Maple trees and it was humming with traffic, workers and kids. I loved growing up in Auburn, NY. If you would like to learn more about the city and surrounding area, or share one of your memories and pictures, check out http://www.ohearnshistories.com/ . There is a multitude of authentic local history there! I would love to hear from you also. History is FUN!