- a city in SW New York.
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I accompanied him and his family on going to the Western country, on his way from Olean to Pittsburgh.
A young artilleryman from Olean, New York, lay on a straw pallet alongside that of the writer.Prison Life in Andersonville
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Four oil tanks were floating about the city of Olean, and the coating of oil on the water made the danger from fire serious.
One thousand persons were driven from their homes at Olean by the high waters of the Canisteo and Hornell.
The Erie Railroad west of Olean, the main line, was out of commission.