Highlights from the Rally in the Valley 2012

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Highlight video from the Rally in the Valley August 23-26, 2012 in Olean, NY.

Rally in the Valley began in 2003 as a two-day motorcycle event raising monies for local organizations. It celebrates 10 years in 2012, has gone to five-days and has raised $160,000 through its first nine years! Enjoy the festivities of Rally in the Valley, Olean, NY.

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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