The Allegany State Park Historical Society

January 19, 2007 at 4:42 am 15 comments

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The Allegany State Park Historical Society was formed in 1995 by a group interested in the park’s history.  The group was was composed of former campers, park employees and retirees, former concessions workers, and other interested people.  Some live nearby, and some travel from a distance.

The group meets on the third Saturday of the month–at the Red House Administration Building in the winter, and summmers at St. John’s-in-the-Woods in the Quaker Run Area.  For more information, visit their website at or drop in at the meeting on Saturday.


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  • 1. tony mastrangelo  |  August 19, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    I am looking for historical photos and history of the park, any useful links would be greatly appreciated.

  • 2. Bob Klem  |  August 29, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Does anyone know the date the park ended private ownership of cabins in Red House? Are there any lists of names and dates? It was rumored in my family that my grandparents owned a cabin in Red House untill it was no longer allowed and I would like more info. Thanks, Bob

  • 3. tim corrigan  |  February 26, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    I need to know what year the Allegheny State Park was first made into a park. Also are their any plant or animal species unique to the park area that are not found anywhere else in the USA? I write and illustrate the ALLEGHENY MAN comic strip for the Olean Times Herald.

    • 4. Donal C. Remington  |  August 30, 2011 at 5:11 pm

      Tim, ASP was officially opened, July 30,1921. Opening ceremonies were held at the former lumbering community of ‘Frecks’, which is today known as the Quaker Area. The newspaper reports are wonderful,Telling about lunch being served to all who attended, Plus the Buffalo Auto ccclub made it an excursion. Also reported, are names of those who made speeches, most of whom were original commisioners. My Grandfather, Cyrus Remington, was the first supt. . He surveyed the roadways thru the park, which for the most part, were former Grades for the old logging railways. One news report [Buffalo Express?] says that 2000cars and 10,000people were at the opening. Most of the early camping was done using surplus WWI equipment.

  • 5. Dave  |  September 7, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    I’m looking for any information on the cabins that use to be along the north side of the road heading to the beehunter cabins. I’ve seen them there some 10 years ago (abandoned). I’d like to know there history. When built, what they might have been called? And finally, why they were torn down? I’m thinking that they where difficult to unload & load the car which made it a not very desirable location.

    • 6. Sue Williams  |  September 16, 2012 at 6:40 pm

      the name of the old cabin trail on the hill leading to beehunter as dowd trail

  • 7. Sue Williams  |  September 17, 2012 at 1:23 am

    Also the cabins were built on the side of the hill because at the time they were built they had a great view of the Red House Lake

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pdf files of the Trail Maps here in Allegany State Park.

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