Why “Early Owego”?

Why “Early Owego”? Two reasons, really.

First, to remind folks that Owego truly is the Pioneer Town of the Southern Tier. “Founded” in 1787, its history goes way back beyond that in Native American antiquity. Look for our future in-store graphic that shows why Tioga has been called “the Mother of Counties.”

Second, we honor the publication of “Early Owego,” a local history text printed in a limited edition of 50 copies in 1907 by LeRoy Wilson Kingman and published at the office of the Owego Gazette newspaper. Thankfully, this rare volume was re-printed with a useful index in 1987 by the Tioga County Historical Society and is available for purchase at the Tioga County Museum or at our store on their behalf.