100 Years Ago: May 26, 2023
100 years ago today, the program for observing Memorial Day in Binghamton was announced today. It will begin with services at the soldiers’ and sailors’ monument on the Courthouse Square, that will be followed by services on the bank of the Chenango River in front of the post office. The big parade starts at 2 p.m. and then the new memorial seat in the South Side Memorial Park will be dedicated.
Tomorrow the Tabernacle Methodist Church on Main Street will celebrate its 50th anniversary.
It was announced today that the new park near Lester Avenue in Johnson City will be named “the C. Fred Johnson Park.”
Finally, the worst traffic jam in the history of Binghamton occurred yesterday afternoon, absolutely paralyzing traffic in the center of the city. It was due to the Ferry Street bridge being closed for repair.
And that was the news 100 years ago.