Cattaraugus Area Historical Society Museum

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The Cattaraugus Area Museum has 2 floors of historical treasurers including items from World War II, Civil War, early industry, railroad, genealogical information and more.

See the hand-carved Statue of Liberty, which toured the country during the 1976 bicentennial or get a feel of how everyday life was conducted.

Open by appointment only.

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Photo of Cattaraugus Area Historical Society (inside)
Cattaraugus Area Historical Society Museum
23 Main Street
Cattaraugus, NY 14719
United States
Phone: 716-257-3429 or 716-257-3971
42° 19' 46.6752" N, 78° 52' 7.8636" 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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