Lockport-born Othniel Marsh was one of the late 19th century's top paleontologists, but his feud with Edward Cope divided the scientific community and forever tarnished both men’s reputations.
William Rand Kenan Jr’s philanthropic gesture to Lockport has provided a cultural legacy for the region.
South Buffalo native Chauncey Olcott entertained audiences with his songs and musical productions, simultaneously changing the nation’s perception of the Irish.
The end of the Second World War signaled the beginning of the Cold War, and with it the need to defend the industry and population of the Niagara Frontier from a potential onslaught by Soviet bombers. Such an attack never occurred, but we examine the various measures that were taken to shield our region from nuclear obliteration.
Many sporting events around the country were shut down during World War II, but those that continued provided a much-needed diversion from the war, while providing small towns like Lockport with a glimpse at future big league talent.
Exploding out of Western New York and into the hearts, minds and medicine cabinets of fans nationwide, the seven Sutherland sisters made and lost a fortune as singers, models and spokeswomen. Brandon Stickney shines light on "the greatest and best drawing card ever known."
When the United States entered World War II, industry across the country transformed to meet the production needs of the war effort. Lockport’s Harrison Radiator Corporation provides a single local example of this nationwide phenomenon.
While cobblestone masonry isn't unique to Western New York, about 75 percent of cobblestone buildings in the country are within 75 miles of Rochester. Not limited to one design-style, the cobblestones in Niagara and Orleans counties show impressive variety.