Long before America went “over there,” Western New York had to cope with some unique realities in the opening years of the First World War. In part one of a three-part series, we look at a usually peaceful region during the years of true neutrality.
Growing up in Western New York played a major role in shaping the world view of this charter member of FDR’s “Brain Trust.” Though labeled “Rex the Red” by his opponents, some of his philosophies and programs continue to impact the nation today.
Thanks to a successful partnership between county and conservancy, the largest of the Erie County parks has been experiencing a renaissance in recent years. Here we look at the park’s creation, decline and how it is bouncing back.
Today the name Letchworth is associated with the state park on the edge of Wyoming and Livingston counties, but the man for which the park is named had a successful business and philanthropic career as well.
Sergeant George Tipping was one of hundreds of Buffalo Irishmen who joined the ranks of the Union Army. His rare collection of original letters provides a look at one family’s struggle with the familiar themes of war, separation and survival.
Images of Chestnut Ridge Park from the 1920s and 1930s.