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Kinzua Dam’s Legacy

Speaker to explore effects on lives of those who moved

March 7, 2013

Work on the Kinzua Dam may have been completed in 1965 but the effects that the project brought to the communities in its wake live on....

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Lifelongresident

Mar-08-13 1:46 PM

Your ancestors didn't negotiate a sweet deal with government like theirs did. The government wanted to take care of the Native situation, they did whatever they had to to make the issue go away. Even if the solution was a forever type of solution.

Our government made promises to these people and they didn't put an end date on it.

Your ancestors didn't work out a deal like that for their future generations.

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Stormy

Mar-08-13 12:51 PM

writer10, as history shows thats pretty much what has happened and still happens today to nations and cultures all over the world. The big difference is we the US taxpayers have paid and still pay enormous amounts in compensation and entitlements to the occupants of the land they STILL own. And as you said...it is not even our(the United States taxpayers)land or nation now. Why am I or the US Taxpayers still paying? Are we the Taxpayer STILL compensating the non natives whose land was flooded? I nor any of my current relatives or past for that matter received ZERO compensation or ZERO entitlements or ZERO land from the people in Europe who forced my ancestors from OUR land.I am aware I was not alive at the time my ancestors culture was changed but the same goes for most of the natives who are compensated today and will continue to be for generation to come.

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writer10

Mar-07-13 5:30 PM

Stormy there is one fact that is not realized in your statement. The fact is the land flooded by the****did not belong to the US. Which means that a government not of their own pushed them out.

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Stormy

Mar-07-13 2:12 PM

It is sad that the****negatively impacted the residents, native and non native alike. Prior expansions also impacted all the villages along not just the Allegheny but most rivers all over the US. It happened in Europe prior to this and changed or destroyed the culture of most of our ancestors, that is one of the main reasons we are here. Unfortunately I, or any of my family, get or received ANY compensation or ZERO entitlements from Ireland or Germany where my ancestors were displaced. We had to, on our own, with our wits and determination start anew. Life is good now but my family and I make it that way due to the challenges my ancestors dealt with and overcame...on there own.

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MTOMTO

Mar-07-13 1:48 PM

Mr. John is an intelligent man and a very good speaker. I hope to attend. Thanks for the notice, WTO.

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jacrutch

Mar-07-13 10:40 AM

Thanks for posting the Friend of Kinzua Facebook info Kinzua1. Very interesting page.

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Kinzua1

Mar-07-13 9:47 AM

Friends of Kinzua is memories of the entire valley,not debating it's worth.How can you disagree with the first posting?

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Kinzua1

Mar-07-13 9:46 AM

Friends of Kinzua is memories of the entire valley,not debating it's worth.How can you disagree with the first posting?

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dubedit

Mar-07-13 8:05 AM

Wonder if his presentation will include the lives and property not destroyed because the****is in place? Yes, the elderly Senecas were sad; but they were alive. In floods like we had before the dam, people DIED.

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Kinzua1

Mar-07-13 6:55 AM

On FaceBook there is a site called "Friends of Kinzua",put together with the ex-residents in mind. As Frank Cataldo always says,"Keep Kinzua alive,don't let it die"

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