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.
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The incredible 600-mile trek of a farmer and his family from Vermont to Western New York in 1811.
A chance find in a semi-related album yields some fascinating photos of a pioneering event in aviation history.
We examine the environmental efforts of this unassuming Buffalo jeweler to reclaim the waterfront of the city he loved.