Bicentennial Wagon Train

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Event Date(s): Sat, 08/09/2008 - 8:30am - Fri, 08/22/2008 - 10:30pm
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Update: This page is here for historical purposes and most of the links have to be fixed

Update: The Bicentennial Wagon Train and Stagecoach Run was a huge success. We would like to thank all the teamsters, outriders and all those who stopped by. Thanks to everyone to making it a county-wide success!

Jim and Dolly Little Woman on horse for the wagon run Wagon Train in Randolph

See photos as we receive them at the Cattaraugus County Gallery

Wagon Train Literature and Map

Bicentennial Wagon Train Itinerary

Friday, August 22, 2008

  • 1:00-3:00 - Ending Ceremony at the County Building
  • 3:00-6:00 - Demonstrations and Rides from the Wagon Train
  • BBQ Chicken & Slush's (UMC)
  • Popcorn (Lions Club)
  • Hot Dogs and Hamburgers (Little League)
  • 6:00-8:00 - Tug-a-War (finals on Saturday)
  • 8:00-12:00 - Band/Street Dance "The White Lightin" (Hughes Hotel)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

  • 8:00-11:00 - Pancake Breakfast at VFW
  • 12:00-2:00 - Free Horse Rides from Mansfield Coach and Cutter (sponsored by CCB)
  • 12:00-3:00 - Food Vendors on Main Street
  • 1:00-1:30 - Kempo Karate demonstration by Jim Antonio
  • 3:00-4:00 - Wild Bunch Show (sponsored by the Village & Town of Little Valley)
  • 4:00-end - Finals for Tug-a-War contest
  • 5:00-10:00 - DJ on Main Street 10:00 Fireworks

Thumbnail: Itinerary for the Bicentennial Wagon Train and Stagecoach Run

To read about all the stops we'll be making please Download the Wagon Train itinerary in PDF, File Size: 20 KB, Updated: August 19, 2008

Map of the Route

Thumbnail of Wagon Train and Stagecoach Run map

Wagon Train and Stagecoach Run Map, Map Size: 30"x36", File Size: 2.5 MB

Please note that there will be Bicentennial Wagon Train and Stagecoach Run maps for sale along the route during the event.

180 miles throughout Cattaraugus County in Western New York

Ride, Drive, Volunteer, Watch

$10 a wagon or rider per day

For more information or to register please contact Dolly Little at 716-938-6313 or jimd [dot] [dot] [dot] [at] webtv [dot] net

Camping with the Horses

Waking up with a campfire and horses grazing

Camping Wagon with horses in the distance

Having fun on a Wagon and Stagecoach Run

Wagons and Carriages at the Creekside Roundup

Carriage at the Creekside Roundup

Nice day for a nice ride

Wagons and horses ready to head out

Wagons and Horses ready to head out

Horses for Youth Contest

Ages 8-18 1 child & parent FREE 1 day and 1 night on the Wagon Train! View the Horses for Youth contest winners and their prizes!

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42° 14' 28.0788" N, 78° 46' 37.2072" W
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Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

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