Before the Sabres, the Bills and even the Braves, Buffalo rallied behind another group of all-stars: the turn-of-the-century Buffalo Germans basketball team.
Crusading reporter A.J. Smitherman founded one of Buffalo’s first African-American newspapers and fought for equality, both in Oklahoma and right here in Western New York.
As science and medicine evolved in the 19th and 20th centuries, the Spencer Lens Company continued its long tradition of quality and innovation in microscope manufacturing.
From the McKinley assassination to the Lackawanna Six, Western New York has seen its share of seditious activity, both real and imagined.
Beloved local artist Catherine Burchfield Parker, who passed away this past November, touched many lives through her vibrant watercolors, caring personality and artistic collaborations.
From the horse-drawn era to the biggest fires in recent memory, learn the long history of the Buffalo Fire Department.