Today, Canadians remember William Lyon Mackenzie in a variety of ways, which often differ from how Americans view this controversial figure.
Scottish immigrant-turned-reformer, William Lyon Mackenzie, attempted to effect changes in Upper Canada's government by attempting to set up his own country--with a little help from the neighbors.
The following are excerpts from a Courier-Express article from July 16, 1939 by Robert B. Boltwood.
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.
At the dawn of the automobile age, Buffalo, NY, represented America to the world in a grueling competition and came away victoriously.
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.
In 1913, U.S. Brig Niagara-- the flagship of Oliver Hazard Perry in the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie--was reconstructed with the original keel and a few timbers and towed to larger cities from Chicago to Buffalo.