Submitted by scott on Tue, 08/16/2016 - 09:48

Corning: Crystal City, famous for its glass industry but it began with lumber rafting down the Chemung river. Named for Erastus Corning, a very wealthy financier, politician and land speculator who ran the Utica and Schenectady Railroad for twenty years.

Of interest to local historians is Bloody Run, an area near Gorton Creek, the site of a battle between the forces of American Generals John Sullivan and James Clinton and native American villagers. The battle was part of campaign directly ordered by George Washington to break the control of the Iroquois Indians in the area. It was called Bloody Run for the reports of bloody creek water coming from the battle scene.