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Red House in Cattaraugus County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Allegany State Park's Oldest Cabin

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 2, 2019
1. Allegany State Park's Oldest Cabin Marker
Inscription.  During the early 1920s, campers at Allegany State Park stayed in large canvas tents acquired as World War I surplus. The original tents were improved by adding wooden sides. These hybrids were known as "tent cabins."

Early campers at a tent cabin perform their camp chores ca. 1930.

This ca. 1925 photograph shows the World War I surplus tents used at Camp GO-HA-DA-GOH, the first girls' camp in Allegany State Park.

In 1926 the Allegany State Park Commission approved a resolution to permit private individuals to build cabins in Allegany State Park, with the understanding that they would be state property. The Commission set guidelines to regulate the design and location of the cabins. Individuals who built cabins could use them rent-free for five years. When the five years were up, the builders were given preference over others who wished to rent them.

This is the first all-wooden cabin in Allegany State Park. It was built in 1925 by Louis G. Schlehr, an engraver from Buffalo, NY. Mr. Schlehr shipped the cabin to the park in sections where it was assembled in its present location in the Parallel Camp.
 
Location.
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 2, 2019
2. Marker on the Porch of the Park's Oldest Cabin
42° 0.679′ N, 78° 48.586′ W. Marker is in Red House, New York, in Cattaraugus County. Marker can be reached from Allegnay State Park Route 3 mile east of Allegany State Park Route 1. Marker is on the porch of the Naturalist's Cabin, program site #43, across the road from Buffalo Trail cabin #14. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salamanca NY 14779, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Allegany State Park's Fancher Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Tornado / Forest Succession (approx. 1.3 miles away); The School in the Forest (approx. 2.2 miles away); Stoddard Hollow (approx. 6.3 miles away); Roll of Honor (approx. 6.8 miles away in Pennsylvania); Gyantwahia (approx. 6.9 miles away in Pennsylvania); Outdoor Museum (approx. 6.9 miles away); Weather Station (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Red House.
 
Also see . . .  Allegany State Park's Oldest Cabin - YouTube. A tour of this cabin by Paul Crawford, President of the Friends of Allegany State Park. (Submitted on July 7, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
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Allegany State Park's Oldest Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 2, 2019
3. Allegany State Park's Oldest Cabin
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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