A reader-submitted photo sheds light on an historic corner and its roots in the early history of Buffalo.
A jack of many trades, the story of William A. Hart provides an interesting look into 19th century America and the beginnings of what would become the middle class.
Myndert Dox led an eventful life in Western New York. New evidence suggests he may also have a claim to being the first person to open a brewery in the village of Buffalo.
Recent archaeological excavations by the Allegheny Valley Project in Cattaraugus County have shed some light on pre-contact Natives, but have also raised more questions about their lifestyle.
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..
Despite Chautauqua’s long-time association with Temperance and reform, the region boasts a colorful history of winemaking that has been making a comeback in recent decades. John Slater provides us with the last of our three-part look at the Chautauqua Grape Belt.
When the unification of the state church in Prussia created dissent among many Lutherans, large numbers of them emigrated to Western New York.
In the late 1800s, crusaders in Chautauqua County led a movement by launching the state’s first county suffrage association, influencing public sentiment and hosting several highly attended pro-suffrage events.