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Chautauqua, New York, USA - 1895 - Chautauqua


Chautauqua, a famous summer resort of Chautauqua co., N.Y., on a lake of the same name, about 10 miles N.W. of Jamestown. Here on the lake are the Chautauqua Assembly Grounds, some 165 acres in extent, and containing 500 or more summer cottages, a museum of archaeology, an amphitheatre with a seating capacity of 5000, several halls for meetings, and numerous other appliances for combining recreation with instruction. Large numbers of students and visitors congregate here in the summer. Chautauqua Lake, about 8 miles from Lake Erie, is 16 or 18 miles long, extending from Mayville southeastward nearly to James. town, which is about 3 miles from the foot of the lake. It is 1291 feet above tide-water, and 726 feet higher than Lake Erie. The width varies from 1 to 23 miles. Its outlet issues from the southeastern end and enters Conewango Creek, passing thence through the Alleghany, Ohio, and Mississippi Rivers into the Atlantic. It is a beautiful sheet of water, bounded on its eastern side by gravelly sloping banks, and on the west by more level and in some places marshy shores.

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott

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