In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Cattaraugus County was part of a regional oil boom that dotted the landscape with a forest of wooden derricks and tanks.
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."
Ed Tanner may never have seen the "Big Leagues," but he thrilled fans in Western New York for decades.
Milkman, keep those bottles quiet!! We take a nostalgic look back at the local dairy industry, while examining the factors behind its meteoric rise...and fall.
It may come as no surprise to learn that Dunkirk, NY, takes its name from the French city on the English Channel. But the way in which this occurred makes for a unique and interesting story.
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.
On the surface, the Devil’s Hole “Massacre” of 1763 seemed to be a violent slaughter of British soldiers by the Seneca Indians. But new research reveals this event may instead be the earliest recorded job action in Western New York.
In the 1920s, a fire ravaged Gowanda and left only a pile of rubble where its grand Opera House once stood. The community was devastated, but a local businessman was waiting in the wings to construct its next great movie playhouse.