In the mid-1950s television was bringing big league baseball into homes across America, leaving minor league ball, especially in Buffalo, on the brink of collapse. But with the help of loyal fans, and a strong team led by Lou Ortiz, the Buffalo Bisons lived on.
Looking for ways to supplement their coal-shipping business, the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway offered their passengers excursion trips to destinations throughout the western regions of New York and Pennsylvania. One such location was Cascade Park near Springville. Take a visit through vintage post cards and photos.
Reputed to be the third oldest yacht club in the United States, the Buffalo Yacht Club has a storied history, including hosting the Brig Niagara in 1913. But the BYC’s clubhouses have had a stormy history.
When the United States entered World War II, industry across the country transformed to meet the production needs of the war effort. Lockport’s Harrison Radiator Corporation provides a single local example of this nationwide phenomenon.
Tour the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens inside and out as they looked 100 years ago.