Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the City of Salamanca, New York

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  • 10 / May / 2013
  • 21 / May / 2013
  • 21 / May / 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the City
of Salamanca, New York

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to honor and commem-
orate the proud and distinguished histories of the people and communi-
ties which comprise the noble body of this great Empire State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 100th Anniversary of the City of Salamanca, in Cattaraugus
County, New York; and
WHEREAS, Located along the Allegheny River in New York's Southern
Tier, the City of Salamanca has a history extending back to the early
1800s, when settlers began to move into the area following the Revolu-
tionary War; and
WHEREAS, In 1862, the communities in the area were renamed in honor of
Don Jose Salamanca, one of the largest stockholders in the Atlantic and
Great Western Railroad; the Village of Salamanca was incorporated in
1878; and
WHEREAS, On May 14, 1913, the City of Salamanca was established as the
51st city in New York State; the process only took 85 days from the
appointment of a committee to draw up a city charter until Salamanca's
incorporation as a city; and
WHEREAS, Logging has been a vital industry for Salamanca throughout
its history; in the early days, logs were floated down the Allegheny
River to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; today, the City of Salamanca is an
important location for the hardwoods industry, with supplies of maple,
oak and cherry trees readily available in the area; and
WHEREAS, In the mid-1800s, Salamanca became a railroad hub; the city
is located along the route between New York City and Chicago, which made
Salamanca an important location along this transportation corridor that
enabled the country to grow and prosper; and
WHEREAS, The City of Salamanca is the only city in the United States
that lies almost completely on Native American territory; the majority
of the city is located within the territory of the Seneca Nation of
Indians; and
WHEREAS, Salamanca has played an important role in the establishment
of our popular culture; Ray Evans, a musician and songwriter, was born
in the City of Salamanca; he composed the famous Christmas song, "Silver
Bells"; and
WHEREAS, The City of Salamanca is known as The Gateway to Allegany
State Park, a jewel among New York's state parks; the park offers oppor-
tunities for year-round recreation including camping, fishing, boating,
hiking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, sports, picnicking, and much
more; and
WHEREAS, The citizens of the City of Salamanca proudly celebrate its
long and vibrant history, and they look forward to its future; and
WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to publicly recog-
nize and honor milestones in the history of communities large and small
in this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the City of Salamanca; and be it
RESOLVED That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be trans-
mitted to the City of Salamanca, New York.


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