When Peter A. Porter died in 1864, many suggested an elegy he penned for a close friend could, indeed, be applied to himself. The mention of a Harvard classmate in the elegy prompted a quest to learn more about both young men during their college years at Harvard.
Following the Second World War, Dr. Walter Dornberger was one of many former Nazis who launched a second career in America’s space program.
Join us on an aerial tour of all eight counties of Western New York.
Niagara Falls had been a trade center long before the falls became world famous. As tourism in the region grew, so did the demand for the beautiful beadwork made by the Tuscarora Artisans.
While the Maid of the Mist is certainly the longest-running sightseeing tour in Niagara Falls, the Great Gorge Route was the most popular for a time. John Slater dives into the international railroad line that attracted millions.
The bridge collapse was a turning point in this young radio broadcaster's career, when space-age communication systems were not available.
Very early on a January morning, the force of nature met early steel span technology, resulting in a tremendous wreck; a record number of people rushed to view the scene, and many of them brought cameras.