The history of Western New York’s European settlement is fraught with interconnected events and relationships, including some between several well-known characters.
Getting the Auto Club of Buffalo on the road in Clarence during the early days of motoring.
In the War of 1812 the British successfully attacked Fort Niagara in the middle of winter. They retained the American garrison flag as a war trophy.
As a medical doctor and a military colonel, Cyrenius Chapin's reputation often preceded him along the Niagara Frontier. Erie County Historian Doug Kohler looks at the influential character.
After fighting to preserve the Union in the American Civil War, hundreds of Irish immigrants were eager to win their homeland's freedom from the United Kingdom. Although the Fenian Brotherhood failed in its mission to capture Canada, the cross-border raids would have a lasting impact.