When Peter A. Porter died in 1864, many suggested an elegy he penned for a close friend could, indeed, be applied to himself. The mention of a Harvard classmate in the elegy prompted a quest to learn more about both young men during their college years at Harvard.
Colonel Porter's death at the Battle of Cold Harbor was tragic, but the reactions of some of the survivors of his regiment was equally inspiring.
Dubbed the "Dean" of the Supreme Court by Chief Justice Warren Burger, attorney John Lord O'Brian argued over 50 cases before the nation's highest court, while serving his community and his country in many other ways as well.
Over 17 summers, students and other volunteers worked with faculty from SUNY Buffalo State and SUNY Buffalo to excavate an Iroquoian site in West Seneca. Their results provide an excellent case study for the value of archaeology.
When the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad wanted to break the 100 mph speed barrier, it looked to Western New York's Charlie Hogan...and a strip of track just west of Batavia.
Lewiston retains a fierce pride in its history, and we present an engaging look at the village over the past century and a half, courtesy of the Historical Association of Lewiston.