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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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Where is America’s Longest Underground Boat Ride?

October 23, 2012 4:18 am0 comments
Where is America’s Longest Underground Boat Ride?

The last section of the Erie Canal to be completed, Lafeyette once likened it as the artificial equivalent of the Niagara Falls

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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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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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