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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 commentsViews: 127

In the cold of winter, shortly after the Christmas of 1813, the British swept down from the Niagara Peninsula seeking revenge. The Empire’s soldiers and ruthless Indian allies easy outmatched the 2,000 defenders, mostly farmers and tradesmen. The invaders torched the settlement of Buffalo, leaving only three buildings standing. Do you know which three and why they didn’t feel the wrath of fire? For that matter, who was Mrs. St. John and what did she have over Mrs. Lovejoy? And, despite the carnage, the settlers returned, revealing what character trait long associated with the good folks of Greater Western New York? For answers that may just astound you, read The Night They Burned Old Buffalo Down.


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