Abraham Lincoln visited Western New York several times throughout his life, even getting snowed in at Little Valley. Alan Manchester looks at the evidence to determine when Lincoln stopped at the Cattaraugus County town.
Looking for ways to supplement their coal-shipping business, the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway offered their passengers excursion trips to destinations throughout the western regions of New York and Pennsylvania. One such location was Cascade Park near Springville. Take a visit through vintage post cards and photos.
Springville's R.B. Waite, son of a dentist, developed major breakthroughs in pain management. Helping change dental surgery at the turn of the 20th century, Waite's local anesthetic was sold around the world.
Abraham Lincoln only briefly passed through this area – once while campaigning and one in his funeral train – but a pair of his political allies, Clark Ezra Carr and Erastus D. Webster, called Western New York their home.
Legendary college football coach Glenn "Pop" Warner revolutionized American football in its formative years, advocating innovations from fiber padding to the forward pass. The Springville native coached Jim Thorpe and developed the single-wing formation but never forgot his roots in Western New York.