The Underground Railroad

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Event Date(s): Sat, 06/21/2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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Harriet Tubman

Cultural Event Series being held at the Cattaraugus County Museum, otherwise known as the Stone House.  The second to investigate the area's involvement in the Underground Railroad.  Karen Livsey, author & genealogical researcher will speak on the information she has gathered regarding the Underground Railroad.  Discover how secretly involved persons, in and around Chautauqua County, were in helping slaves escape to freedom.  Learn the historical significant places that have connections to this route.  

Admission is FREE. 

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

This event will be held at:

Cattaraugus County Museum
9824 Rt. 16 Machias
Machia, NY 14101
United States
42° 23' 35.5416" N, 78° 31' 35.58" W
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Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

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"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

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