Allegany Area Historical Association's Community Christmas Service

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Event Date(s): Sun, 12/03/2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Allegany Area HIstorical Association's Christmas Service

The 35th annual Community Christmas Service will be held on Sunday, December 3rd at 2 p.m. at the Heritage Center, 25 North Second Street.  The Community Christmas Service is always a nice way to start the holiday season.  Rev. Daniel Buringrud, Pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, will conduct the service.  At the service we will once again take up a collection of money and paper products to benefit Genesis House, the homeless shelter in Olean.  Anything we can gather for them is needed, and very much appreciated by them.

For more information on this event please visit https://www.facebook.com/AlleganyHeritageCenter/

This event will be held at:

Allegany Area Historical Association Museum
25 N. Second St.
Allegany, NY 14706
United States
42° 5' 37.8744" N, 78° 29' 52.6128" 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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