If not for the work of America’s first great novelist, this might never have been known.
What 19th Century Information Super-Highway Gave Greater Western New York a Nickname It Still Carries Today?
The Second Great Awakening was fueled by this then new transportation system and led the famous preacher Charles Finney...
Father Baker once convinced the Diocese of Buffalo to give him $2,000. Father Baker turned that into millions of meals...
Hint: It wasn’t the North Pole. He only relocated there once he found out he could obtain cheap labor. You might call...
Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life, based on the short story “The Greatest Gift,” reigns as one of the all-time Christmas Classic. The story takes place in a fictional place called “Bedford Falls.” From its cozy main street and large fluffy snowflakes to its wholesome down-to-earth citizens, Bedford Falls seems [...]Read more ›
As early as the mid-eighteenth century, these creatures captivated Continental visitors.Read more ›
What engineering mistake is but one of the few remnants of what was once the longest railroad bridge in Greater Western New York?
Nearly a mile long, for seventy years its spindly steel trestle spanned the Genesee River valley. It became a signature piece of man-made triumph whose memory remains forever etched in the minds of old-time Allegany County natives and helped the Erie Railroad become more competitive. More clues would give it [...]Read more ›
Travel back in time without leaving the present.Read more ›
The last section of the Erie Canal to be completed, Lafeyette once likened it as the artificial equivalent of the Niagara FallsRead more ›
Built during the 1930 Gold Rush, this hidden gem was made from the original components of yet another gem of Greater Western New York.Read more ›