What Does "Chautauqua" Mean?

What Does "Chautauqua" Mean? (HM27MS)

Location: Bemus Point, NY 14712 Chautauqua County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 8.029', W 79° 20.882'

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What Does "Chautauqua" Mean? Chautauqua Institution
Courtesy: Fenton History Center, Jamestown, N.Y. The term "Chautauqua" has come to be associated with the Chautauqua Movement which grew from the county's own Chautauqua Institution. The Institution began in 1874 as a training camp for Methodist Bible School teachers. Since then, it has grown into an educational and culteral center attracting more than 150,000 visitors during its annual nine-week summer season. The Chautauqua Movement spread across the country and hundreds of traveling or tent "Chautauquas" offered educational opportunities to the public. Many of these exist to this day. Chautauqua Institution, Amphitheater. Courtesy: Fenton History Center, Jamestown, N.Y.
What does "Chautauqua" Mean?
Variations of the word "Chautauqua" appear on French maps dating from their early explorations of the area. Legends regarding the meaning of the word are unsubstantiated, but the most often heard interpretation has its origin in Seneca language: "Bag ties in the middle". This name represents the elongated shape of Chautauqua Lake, with the narrow point near the lake's middle (Bemus Point-Stow).
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Date Added Sunday, May 20th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees42.13381667, -79.34803333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 8.029', W 79° 20.882'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 8' 1.74" N, 79° 20' 52.92" W
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Area Code(s)716
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3484 NY-430, Bemus Point NY 14712, US
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