With the signing of the U.N. Charter in San Francisco in June 1945, the race was on to find a suitable location for the organization’s headquarters. And hundreds of cities from around the United States—and the world—sought to plead their case.
A century ago, thousands of newly immigrated Poles risked everything for a chance to free their homeland from oppression—in spite of the prejudices they experienced in "the Land of the Free."
The end of the Second World War signaled the beginning of the Cold War, and with it the need to defend the industry and population of the Niagara Frontier from a potential onslaught by Soviet bombers. Such an attack never occurred, but we examine the various measures that were taken to shield our region from nuclear obliteration.
The 113-year-old vessel worked the Erie Canal and the Great Lakes for nearly a century. Today, it operates as a teaching tug, but the years of wear and tear require extensive repairs.
Crystal Beach Fun 1900-1922. Be sure to see the Old Photo Album in the Summer/Fall 2003 issue of the WNY Heritage magazine, where Rose Ann Jankowiak-Hirsch expands on "Western New York's Pleasure Parks."
The following are excerpts from a Courier-Express article from July 16, 1939 by Robert B. Boltwood.
Using period letters and primary sources, the author sheds light on the supposed “Niagara Falls peace negotiations” that were proposed less than a year before the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.