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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 pm1 comment
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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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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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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What is Greater Western New York’s Greatest Hidden Gem?

August 23, 2012 12:47 am2 comments
What is Greater Western New York’s Greatest Hidden Gem?

If Greater Western New York was a State, what would it be called?

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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 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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