Bits and Pieces of Lansingville History - by Nellie Tucker Minturn
Published by DeWitt Historical Society of Tompkins County, 1993
Though failing health has caused me to be a shut-in, yet when I learned that Mr. Heidt wished me to write concerning Lansingville history, the idea appealed to me so greatly that I became anxious to start at once. So, at the age of 87, I began but reached 88 a few days later. Whenever I needed to ask friends concerning an event, they have been very kind, some even taking the time to come to my house and talk with me and offer family records, etc. These contributions have supplemented much material in my own files....
- Nellie Tucker Minturn
Preparation of this historical pamphlet has brought author and printer into teamwork fo rthe second tiem in 47 years. In 1925, when I acquired the Groton Journal and Courier, Mrs. Mintrun was a member of the rural staff with Lansingville her "beat." This remarkable perhaps, but the fact that our combined ages total 170 is still more son. Congratulations to Mrs. Minturn for her lifelong devotion to her home community.
- William Heidt Jr.
This historical pamphlet represents a collection of historical notes and recollections about Lansingville history made possible by lifelong devoted members of community.