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Chautauqua Lake


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A lake of southwest New York. The Chautauqua movement of adult education, offering a range of cultural, religious, and recreational activities, was founded in 1874 at the resort village of Chautauqua on the northwest shore of the lake.


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  • Honeymoon: The couple spent time with their families at Chautauqua Lake in western New York.

    Nuptials: Megan Smith and Jeremy Kenney

  • Jennifer Haviland hooping at sunset on the 4th of July on Chautauqua Lake in Lakewood, New York. | Blog | Jennifer Haviland

  • Newport, try a fortnight at the new summer resort on Chautauqua Lake, choosing the time when the National Sunday-school Assembly is in camp.

    Famous Islands and Memorable Voyages

  • From its south shore, during seven days of heart-breaking labor, the party dragged the canoes and supplies through dense forest and over steep hills until they reached Chautauqua Lake, the waters of which flow into the Allegheny River and by it to the Ohio.

    The Conquest of New France A chronicle of the colonial wars

  • Prendergasts, on Chautauqua Lake, and became the founder of Jamestown, where his family, now extinct there, has given the city a library.

    Quaker Hill A Sociological Study

  • “Chautauqua” assembly, which at so many places besides the original center at Chautauqua Lake has grown into an important and most characteristic institution of American civilization.

    A History of American Christianity

  • From Oswego they went in sloops to Lewiston on the Niagara River, whence they were carried in ox wagons to Buffalo, and then in sailing vessels to Westfield, and by Chautauqua Lake and the

    A School History of the United States

  • Lake Erie, and, skirting the southeastern shore, they landed and crossed to Chautauqua Lake, down which and its outlet they floated to the

    A School History of the United States

  • Along the New York route, which went across the state from Albany to Buffalo, up Lake Erie, and on by way of Chautauqua Lake to the Allegheny, the reports are just as astonishing.

    A School History of the United States

  • Westfield on Lake Erie, by wagon to Chautauqua Lake, and thence by boat down the lake and the Allegheny River to Pittsburg.

    A Brief History of the United States


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