Summer at the Stone House #4

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Event Date(s): Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Braack to present

The fourth 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, this one being "Prisons of the Civil War".  Guest Speaker will be Craig Braack, who has held the position of Allegany County Historian and County Records Management Officer since 1985. He served in the United States Navy and is a graduate of the State University of New York in Geneseo.

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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.

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud.

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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