77th Annual Old Home Week sponsored by the Allegany Fire Department

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Event Date(s): Tue, 06/24/2014 - 1:00pm - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 11:00pm
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Old Home Week

The 77th Annual Old Home Week sponsored by the Allegany Fire Department will be held from June 25th through June 29th.

More information forthcoming.  Please check back.

This event will be held at:

Allegany Fire Department Grounds
188 West Main Street
Allegany, NY 14706
United States
Phone: 716-372-6232
42° 5' 38.3964" N, 78° 29' 58.4304" W
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Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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