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What engineering mistake is but one of the few remnants of what was once the longest railroad bridge in Greater Western New York?

November 1, 2012 12:30 am0 comments
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 […]

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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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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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