What has become an annual Easter destination started out as something quite different.
The second installment of our three-part series examines the final years leading up to America’s declaration of war in 1917, as tensions rise and the region deals with issues of ethnicity and preparedness.
January 6, 1936, rear of Le Couteulx Street in the Canal district. A New Year's Day blast destroyed the building that formerly occupied the vacant plot in the foreground, killing 5 persons.
But then, in 1924, Frederick Maier moved to Buffalo and made a success of the doughnut-making business, first on West Ferry and then on Main Street near Michigan.
A century ago, thousands of newly immigrated Poles risked everything for a chance to free their homeland from oppression—in spite of the prejudices they experienced in "the Land of the Free."
Like elsewhere in America, throngs of Italian immigrants migrated to Western New York in the late 19th century. We examine their journey from outcasts to acceptance in Genesee County.
From Ireland to Buffalo, Julia Hogan never let life's troubles keep her from carrying on.