Three centuries ago, French traders established this small, but important site in what is now Lewiston.
Asa Ransom was one of Western New York's most intriguing—yet mysterious—early pioneers. We take a look back at his life and accomplishments.
The history of Western New York’s European settlement is fraught with interconnected events and relationships, including some between several well-known characters.
George Kennan's captivation with travel and Russia led him to expose the horrors of the exile system.
It may come as no surprise to learn that Dunkirk, NY, takes its name from the French city on the English Channel. But the way in which this occurred makes for a unique and interesting story.
For over 250 years, this important artifact has struggled to survive. Now it is in danger once again.
Part II of our look at La Salle’s “Grand Enterprise” completes this compelling re-evaluation of the Griffon’s design, as well as the final stages of the explorer’s westward adventures.
The story of La Salle's exploration of the Great Lakes is well known, but many mysteries surround his ship, the Griffon. The first part of this two-part story presents new interpretations of this storied ship's design.