When the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad wanted to break the 100 mph speed barrier, it looked to Western New York's Charlie Hogan...and a strip of track just west of Batavia.
Were the Davenport Brothers truly in touch with the spiritual realm, or did they simply claim to be mediums to foster their careers as stage magicians?
Lockport-born Othniel Marsh was one of the late 19th century's top paleontologists, but his feud with Edward Cope divided the scientific community and forever tarnished both men’s reputations.
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.
As science and medicine evolved in the 19th and 20th centuries, the Spencer Lens Company continued its long tradition of quality and innovation in microscope manufacturing.