Portville Ice Cream Social

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Event Date(s): Sun, 08/17/2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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Chocolate, vanilla or strawberry sundaes will be available for a $3 donation to a picturesque covered bridge project spanning Dodge Creek near Lyman Baker Park.Bring a chair and enjoy a sundae and an afternoon of entertainment by local country musician, Red Gray.

To see a preview of the proposed covered bridge, click here.

This event will be held at:

Pioneer Park
Rt. 417
Portville, NY 14770
United States
42° 2' 19.2336" N, 78° 20' 27.06" 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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