Boy Scouts Complete Long Trek, Hold Rites At Nathaniel Dike Grave

            The Dike Scouts of Allegany county closed their 150th anniversary trek over the weekend with a program and camporee held at Elm Valley and the grave of Nathaniel Dike, first white settler of the county.

12 Preparing for ceremony

            The main program at Dike’s grave was held Saturday afternoon when the Rev. Guy M. Ovenshire of First Methodist church, gave the principal address.  The Rev. M. Huyett Sangree gave the Invocation and Benediction and the Scouts placed a wreath on the grave.

14 DAR marker at Dikes grave

            A Court of Honor was also a feature of the program and the long trek with covered wagon ended yesterday afternoon when the Scouts broke camp.

            They traveled over the trail from Cohocton to Elm Valley along virtually the same route which Dike followed in coming to the county.