Edwin Ross Thomas (1851-1936) was a Buffalonian who began his career as a bicycle manufacturer just as the gasoline-engine era began.
She was the talk of the town as society reporter for the Courier, Buffalo's first full-time female journalist, as well as a socialite, humanitarian, lecturer and Twain aficionado.
The incredible 600-mile trek of a farmer and his family from Vermont to Western New York in 1811.
Painstaking restorative efforts have made this early 19th-century log cabin the best surviving example of housing built by the earliest Holland Land Purchase settlers.
The real story behind the pioneering social reformer who put women and children first. The beginnings of social work in America as embodied in Buffalo's Fitch Créche.
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.
Log buildings, the quintessential symbol of the American spirit, have a rich history in WNY. A few of these venerable edifices still remain, including the Gipple Cabin in the town of Lancaster, the oldest surviving building in Erie County.