Being a humble resident of Elmira, I would like to make a couple amendments to the above node:
Elmira has a FAR cry from 91,000 people. Maybe there's that many in all of Chemung county
, but there are definitely not 91,000 people living in Elmira. Even in it's prime, before it was more or less demolished in a flood caused by Hurricane Agnes
in 1972, there weren't 91,000 people. A large number of people have left the city itself and live in the surrounding areas.
The Civil War
camp was sarcastically referred to as Hellmira
, due to the large number of deaths at the camp from harsh weather conditions in the winter.
bought the largest house inside the city of Elmira, known as Strathmont
, and is turning it into a museum for himself.
There is also a minor league baseball team in the area known as the Elmira Pioneers