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.
The full content is available in the Spring 2016 Issue.
The Erie Canal opened the West-- but getting there could be a deadly gamble, as this 1841 tragedy demonstrated.
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.
We examine the environmental efforts of this unassuming Buffalo jeweler to reclaim the waterfront of the city he loved.