Cattaraugus County Museum's Olio Exhibit

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Video of Brian McClellan talking about the Olio Exhibit on display until April 2014 at the Cattaraugus County Historical Museum & Research Center in the Historic Machias Old Stone Home.

Video of Brian McClellan talking about the Olio Exhibit on display until April 2014 at the Cattaraugus County Historical Museum & Research Center in the Historic Machias Old Stone Home.

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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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