PicNic at Cattaraugus

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PicNic at Cattaraugus

Postby bocaj » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:55 am

Had a few minutes while on a trip to eat a bite and wonder about the wonderful activities that happened at this factory and the surrounding areas....enjoy
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Re: PicNic at Cattaraugus

Postby philco » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:06 am

Thanks for sharing this picture. No telling how many knives came from there. ::tu::
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Postby TripleF » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:36 am

philco wrote:Thanks for sharing this picture. No telling how many knives came from there. ::tu::


Ditto ::tu::
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Re: PicNic at Cattaraugus

Postby terryl308 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:57 am

Tell us more, where is this? I am very interested in history and the old buildings. Too bad it can't be rebuilt or at least cleaned up to original. thanks for sharing. ::tu:: Terry
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Re: PicNic at Cattaraugus

Postby Gunsil » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:23 pm

That is the burned out remains of the Cattaraugus factory #2 in Little Valley, N.Y. I had the pleasure of visiting there last summer with Dean Case and Brad Lockwood. That was before the second fire gutted the building still standing. It cannot be rebuilt, it is too badly damaged. Sadly it had been purchased by a person who had wanted to get the buildings back to usable condition and save their historic value, but when the first building burned a year and a half or so ago the site was condemned and the new owner is now saddled with the tremendous cost of cleaning up the site. What is really creepy is that the local FD believes the fires were started by meth lab explosions. Little Valley is a tiny village in a fairly remote part of N.Y. state and it is a shame that these meth makers are even in such rural areas.

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Postby XX Case XX » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:27 pm

That's a great photograph. Thank you for sharing that with us. ::tu:: If you have any more of that building, please post those as well.

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Postby bestgear » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:39 pm

This link http://www.jbfchamplin.com/?p=964 has some photographs of the building on fire and the aftermath........sad
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Re: PicNic at Cattaraugus

Postby glennbad » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:48 pm

That's cool, too bad the building is beyond repair...

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Re: PicNic at Cattaraugus

Postby Gunsil » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:50 pm

Thanks for the great pics!! I had seen those before, can't remember where. They are of the first fire that took out the main building, the building in the OP has since been burned out too.

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Re: PicNic at Cattaraugus

Postby bladeguy58 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:03 pm

Those were all great pictures, we can all only imagine what it was like back then! Thank you all for sharing. ::tu::
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Re: PicNic at Cattaraugus

Postby XX Case XX » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:57 pm

bestgear wrote:This link http://www.jbfchamplin.com/?p=964 has some photographs of the building on fire and the aftermath........sad

Thanks for the link Tom. ::nod::

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Re: PicNic at Cattaraugus

Postby bighomer » Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:16 pm

So sad, the factory that I worked at for 40 years is in the process of being torn down, it saddens me, but time marches on. :(


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