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Why the Hamburg Fair Will Always be America’s Fair

September 20, 2012 12:34 am0 comments
Why the Hamburg Fair Will Always be America’s Fair

How the Erie County Fair once became America’s #1 County and what that meant to me growing up in that era.

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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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Niagara Falls Inspired What Great American Movement?

September 6, 2012 8:44 am0 comments
Niagara Falls Inspired What Great American Movement?

You can’t really claim something often called “the eighth wonder of the world” is a hidden gem, but Niagara Falls does have a forgotten (on purpose?) legacy to a truly inspiration movement that benefits all Americans. Do you know what it is? You can find the answer in “Such is […]

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What did Walter Cronkite once Call Greater Western New York’s Greatest Gift to the Nation?

August 30, 2012 8:16 pm0 comments
What did Walter Cronkite once Call Greater Western New York’s Greatest Gift to the Nation?

Hint: The answer may – or may not be – right on your lips. I know it’s on mine.

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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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What Twice-Daily Corporate Practice Began in Western New York?

January 29, 2011 5:18 am0 comments
What Twice-Daily Corporate Practice Began in Western New York?

The Larkin Company represents more than just a lost Frank Lloyd Wright building, it was an early corporate trendsetter. Here’s one you may have never heard of.

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Can You Guess What Famous Candy Spin-Off Debuted in Western New York?

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Can You Guess What Famous Candy Spin-Off Debuted in Western New York?

Some of the world’s largest cities surrendered to the Cow Parade mania inspired by this candy. And, to think, it all started right here in the Greater Western New York region.

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What Popular Fast Food Item was Invented in Western New York?

January 28, 2011 11:20 pm0 comments
What Popular Fast Food Item was Invented in Western New York?

The greater Western New York region is rife with hidden gems like the invention of something you would never guess. But, we’ll give you a hint first…

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