Using methods he developed during the Indian Wars and the Civil War, General Albert Myer and the U.S. Signal Corps helped modernize the shipping industry with timely storm forecasting. "Old Probabilities" saved countless lives through his efforts to have the weather tracked worldwide.
Springville's R.B. Waite, son of a dentist, developed major breakthroughs in pain management. Helping change dental surgery at the turn of the 20th century, Waite's local anesthetic was sold around the world.
As a medical doctor and a military colonel, Cyrenius Chapin's reputation often preceded him along the Niagara Frontier. Erie County Historian Doug Kohler looks at the influential character.
Few people may realize it today but Buffalo was once home to the most prominent stained glass manufacturer west of New York City. From 1845 to 1905 the Buffalo Stained Glass Works produced award winning glass for Western New York and the world.
We take a look at the high school sports scene in the 1920s.
Local historian John Percy offers up a collection of memories and family photos from when the leviathan rolled through town in 1939.