When the New York State Troopers were formed in 1917, Troop A was headquartered in Western New York. Albert Kurek takes a look back at the Troopers’ early days in the region.
From the Erie Canal to the restoration of the Guaranty Building, Hodgson Russ has been an integral part of Buffalo since the firm was first founded. This year it celebrates 200 years of business in Buffalo.
Ownership of Batavia's Ellicott Hall was questionable for over 60 years of its life.
As Batavia celebrates its centennial in 2015, city historian Larry Barnes shares a collection of images of the community from the beginning of the 20th century.
Not everyone in Western New York in the late 1800s was a fan of the drink. Fredonia’s Women’s Temperance Union took a stand against alcohol in December 1873, successfully closing many drinking establishments and laying the roots for the national W.C.T.U..
Before Buffalo earned the title, “City of Light” the city had a more sinister brush with electricity.
From the McKinley assassination to the Lackawanna Six, Western New York has seen its share of seditious activity, both real and imagined.
In the early 1920s, the city and its mayor, Francis X. Schwab, took a dramatic stand against a resurgent Ku Klux Klan that boasted thousands of local members.