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|Welcome to the river watershed region that
the Senecas call Oh-hi-yo, the Delawares
called Welhik-heny and the French called
Belle Riviere. All three names mean the
same: Beautiful River.
Oh-hi-yo became The Ohio River (of which the
Allegheny River is a main tributary) and
Welhik-heny became The Allegheny River in
its English pronunciation and spelling. The
term Belle Riviere became a relic of history
and visitors can still see it on a reproduction
of a lead plate buried by Celeron in Warren,
Pennsylvania, located located in Crescent
Park in downtown Warren. The Senecas still
call it Oh-hi-yo where they live on the northern
shores of the river in Salamanca, NY.
On a different note, many thanks to everyone
who has contributed to Allegheny Almanac.
The response has been overwhelming! Just
when I thought I had seen everything another
visitor, resident, or expatriate sends in
another account or spectacular image.
Sometimes it makes me do the whole site
over again. I'm not kidding.
Nature has an infinite palette from which to
paint, it seems, and many lessons to offer,
perhaps. It's a different show each day
whether we recognize it or not. Come back
again so you won't miss anything.
next page: hiking at Rimrock Trail
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