In a follow-up to his Fall 2010 feature, John Thomas Slater reveals how a Chautauqua County-based company developed Welch’s Grape Juice and brought it to the masses.
Today’s local YWCA continues a mission that began 142 years ago, to empower women and eliminate racism. We explore the organization’s legacy through its many buildings and services.
Ira Pettit’s journey from Wilson to the horrors of Andersonville provides an evocative look at a Civil War Everyman.
We examine the isolated gazebo on the Erie County Medical Center campus.
Sooner or later, death touches everyone, yet some regional families have chosen to make "final arrangements" their chosen profession for generations.
There are some who feel that Dr. Roswell Park was the one man who could have saved President McKinley’s life in 1901. But the more important legacy was his vision for a multi-disciplinary approach to cancer.
As a medical doctor and a military colonel, Cyrenius Chapin's reputation often preceded him along the Niagara Frontier. Erie County Historian Doug Kohler looks at the influential character.
Springville's R.B. Waite, son of a dentist, developed major breakthroughs in pain management. Helping change dental surgery at the turn of the 20th century, Waite's local anesthetic was sold around the world.