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This Buffalo School Teacher Helped Create What National Holiday that We Continue to Celebrate to This Day?

June 14, 2015 12:24 pm0 comments
This Buffalo School Teacher Helped Create What National Holiday that We Continue to Celebrate to This Day?

Greater Western New York loves America. Here’s another Hidden Gem that proves it.

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A Druggist’s Desire to Cure a National Wound Led to What Holiday?

May 23, 2013 12:55 am0 comments
A Druggist’s Desire to Cure a National Wound Led to What Holiday?

When people from Greater Western New York hear the name “Henry Wells,” they immediately think of the Palmyra and Buffalo resident that cofounded Wells Fargo. What they might not know is that there was another person with a very similar sounding name that launched an honored tradition that continues across […]

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How did Greater Western New York put the “Happy” in Happy Hour?

May 7, 2013 10:25 pm2 comments
How did Greater Western New York put the “Happy” in Happy Hour?

If not for the work of America’s first great novelist, this might never have been known.

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What 19th Century Information Super-Highway Gave Greater Western New York a Nickname It Still Carries Today?

April 27, 2013 11:11 pm0 comments
What 19th Century Information Super-Highway Gave Greater Western New York a Nickname It Still Carries Today?

If anyone ever questions why we have a certain “fire” in our belly, this ought to answer it.

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How did Father Baker pay only $2,000 to buy millions of meals during the Great Depression?

March 24, 2013 5:41 pm2 comments
How did Father Baker pay only $2,000 to buy millions of meals during the Great Depression?

Instead of a divining stick, the venerable Father Baker used what classic icon to lead him to his discovery?

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What Gigantic Global Movement did these Towering Edifices of Greater Western New York Generate?

November 8, 2012 4:59 am0 comments
What Gigantic Global Movement did these Towering Edifices of Greater Western New York Generate?

As early as the mid-eighteenth century, these creatures captivated Continental visitors.

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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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What ever happened to the Tonawanda Valley Railroad?

October 30, 2012 12:49 am0 comments
What ever happened to the Tonawanda Valley Railroad?

Travel back in time without leaving the present.

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What Annual Event Brought By A Real Cowboy Remains in Greater Western New York Today?

October 9, 2012 11:14 pm0 comments
What Annual Event Brought By A Real Cowboy Remains in Greater Western New York Today?

Plus, what wild west artifact was surprisingly discovered in Jamestown a few years ago.

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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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