Before grape juice dominated the grape market, growers in Western New York and Northeast Pennsylvania produced thousands of acres worth of table grapes for a nationwide market. Related industries such as shipping and manufacturing of supplies were also fruitful for the people of the Chautauqua-Erie Grape Belt.
H.H. Richardson's towers get the publicity but the land now used by Buffalo State College was much more than a psychiatric ward. The author remembers her childhood growing up on the farm that served the Buffalo State Hospital in the 1920s and 30s.
Art preservationist Laura Schell recounts the painstaking restoration of a long-forgotten billboard, covered for a century and now brought back to life.
Harry Yates' massive barn in Orchard Park is threatened by development.
For the first half of the 20th century, Cuba, NY, was the cheese capital of the world – the heart of Western New York's booming cheese-making industry. WNY's history of cheese production continues to this day.
Down a dusty road in Livingston County, the Ryan family farmhouse was a place where precious memories were made. This tale of the 1930s is recounted through the eyes of a little girl.
The Wollenberg Elevator, which was destroyed by arson in 2006, was the last of the wooden grain elevators in Buffalo.
The Pan-American Exposition's "Streets of Mexico," on the Midway, was one of the fair's largest exhibits and biggest draws.