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.
One of the most influential newspaper men in 19th Century America had connections right here in Western New York.
The Erie Canal opened the West-- but getting there could be a deadly gamble, as this 1841 tragedy demonstrated.