Post Tagged with: "50 Hidden Gems"

What is Quiet and Raucous at the Same Time that Involves the Entire Community?

May 30, 2013 12:33 am0 comments
What is Quiet and Raucous at the Same Time that Involves the Entire Community?

If you don’t think something can be both quiet and raucous as the same time, then you’ve never experienced this event. The map of Greater Western New York used to be dotted with them every summer, but rising insurance rates have dwindled their numbers to a mere few. The one […]

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Where was Santa Claus Born?

November 22, 2012 10:53 pm2 comments
Where was Santa Claus Born?

This “Miracle on Phipps Road” embodied the very character that is Greater Western New York.

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What is New York State’s Smallest Town?

October 2, 2012 10:09 pm0 comments
What is New York State’s Smallest Town?

Here’s a story that hides the true hidden gem behind it.

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Why are there Two Western New Yorks?

September 13, 2012 12:24 am0 comments
Why are there Two Western New Yorks?

This article also answers the question: “If Greater Western New York were a state, what city would be its capital?”

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Western New York was Originally Part of What Colony?

August 16, 2012 12:03 am0 comments
Western New York was Originally Part of What Colony?

Let the reader beware, this is most definitely a trick question. Back in the late eighteenth century, the Greater Western New York region contained few European settlers. The Niagara Frontier really was a frontier back then. Yet the territory represented a not-so-hidden gem to the politicians of a fledging America. […]

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Who Last Inhabited Western New York Before La Salle Arrived?

August 7, 2012 12:32 am4 comments
Who Last Inhabited Western New York Before La Salle Arrived?

Who were they, what happened to them and what was their everlasting imprint on our region?

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What Classic Greater Western New York Character Trait was First Revealed Nearly 200 Years Ago?

July 15, 2012 6:27 pm0 comments
What Classic Greater Western New York Character Trait was First Revealed Nearly 200 Years Ago?

After we burned Newark, the British and their Indian allies returned the favor. But, what’s telling isn’t that we couldn’t stop them, it’s what we did next.

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