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05-12-2005, 06:03 PM
A simple question.
Where there buffalo in New York? :confused:
05-12-2005, 06:17 PM
It's possible that there were buffalo in Western New York, but I doubt it. The origin of the city's name is disputed; it's believed to have come from a munged French name like beau fleuve (beautiful river). (In fact, Buffalo Creek was named that before the city next to it was established.)
05-12-2005, 06:46 PM
Bison originally ranged (http://www.hww.ca/hww2.asp?id=97) from Florida to New York, the Carolinas to Washington state. By the early 1800's they had disappeared east of the Mississippi river.
05-12-2005, 09:38 PM
Origin of the name 'Buffalo' (http://ah.phpwebhosting.com/h/bflo/origin.html) (No one knows, but there are lots of theories.)
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