Louis Le Couteulx stood out among the early settlers. The adventurous representative of a famed French family was the first Catholic to settle in Buffalo. He was also the first philanthropist.
From humble beginnings as Our Lady of Angels Seminary, Niagara University has grown into an influential institution in Western New York and beyond. We remember the last century and a half of saintly seminarians, military heroes and basketball legends.
The story of a helpless girl in violent circumstances continues to fascinate both young and old. Everyone in Western New York should know the heart-wrenching story of her endurance and adaptation to Indian life.
The riches of F.L. Olmsted's Humboldt Parkway before its Kensington transformation.
The incredible 600-mile trek of a farmer and his family from Vermont to Western New York in 1811.
Just southwest of Medina are "the remains of one of the most interesting ancient earthworks in the State." Archaeological findings over the past 40 years have reinterpreted the roots of this Indian site from early America.
The adventuresome life of this pioneer merchant is intertwined with several major formative events in Niagara Frontier history. In 1840, Thompson also became the first popularly elected mayor of Buffalo.