Mapping the Civil War: Lee vs. Sherman

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Event Date(s): Thu, 06/12/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Mapping the Civil War: Lee vs. Sherman presentation by Earl McElfresh

The first of six in the Civil War Event Series to commemorate the the fourth year of the Civil War sesquicentennial.  Each of the six events will highlight a different aspect of the Civil War, starting with "Mapping the Civil War: Lee vs. Sherman".  Local cartographer, Earl McElfresh will be the guest speaker. 

For more information on this event please visit http://www.cattco.org/museum

This event will be held at:

The Stone House
9824 Rt. 16
Machias, NY 14101
United States
42° 23' 29.5908" N, 78° 35' 50.3052" 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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