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Sunday, March 16, 2014

History through Diaries

Elmira's East Water Street around 1910
By Diane Janowski, Elmira City Historian

Reading a personal diary can be exciting. We learn amazing things about the author, their friends and family, and the place they lived through their private thoughts. Diaries are a rare opportunity for us to feel what it was like to live a long time ago. They are simple stories, told in short entries like Facebook and Twitter posts.