The incredible 600-mile trek of a farmer and his family from Vermont to Western New York in 1811.
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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.
The adventuresome life of this pioneer merchant is intertwined with several major formative events in Niagara Frontier history. In 1840, Thompson also became the first popularly elected mayor of Buffalo.
A chance find in a semi-related album yields some fascinating photos of a pioneering event in aviation history.