Early in his career, future governor William H. Seward had to institute a regime of palliative measures in order to quell the axe-wielding settlers' riot against the Holland Land Company when their farms were threatened with imminent foreclosure.
A religious zealot established a bizarre community in Chautauqua County, which included an eccentric and accomplished British politician and writer.
The Panic of 1893 moved a number of "industrial armies" to act on their economic troubles by marching on Washington. One of these groups only got as far as Cheektowaga, however.
The final installment of our three-part series explores how Western New York supported America’s entry into the First World War, as well as the celebration that took place once peace was declared.
A reader-submitted photo sheds light on an historic corner and its roots in the early history of Buffalo.
Buffalo is not the only Western New York city that has endured the pros and cons of urban renewal. Assistant editor David Neth examines its impact in Genesee County.
View images of the intersection of Broadway & Fillmore from the 1900s till now.
William G. Fargo, co-founder of Wells Fargo & American Express built his mansion on Buffalo's west side.