History

The Oldest Picture on Record of Buffalo, NY! Check This Out!
I love this stuff. Thanks to our friends at the Buffalo History Museum for giving us this picture!
The American Hotel, on the west side of Main Street between Court and Eagle streets, was destroyed by fire on March 10, 1850. It was one of 99 buildings constructed by Benjamin Rathbun from 1835 to 1836…
THROWBACK: Pro Booze Women March Down Niagara Square
The movement for the prohibition of alcohol began in the early 19th century when Americans concerned about the effects of drinking began forming temperance societies. By the late 19th century, these groups had become a powerful political force – including here in Buffalo...
Things That Aren’t There Anymore: Buffalo, NY 1950’s
What a cool documentary to watch the history (and memories, if you can remember that far back) of Buffalo, NY. From the Canadiana rides across Lake Erie to Crystal to watching the Beach Buffalo's Boys of Summer play baseball, the Town Casino and more...
How Old Is Buffalo, NY’s OLDEST Bar?
Do you know Ulrich's Tavern? The Buffalo bar is located at 674 Ellicott Street in Buffalo, NY, and is reportedly Buffalo's OLDEST bar, according to Buffalo.net. It is one of the oldest coninuously operating taverns in WNY as well. The tavern was founded in 1868 as a grocery saloon and it h…
Tree(s) Full of Wishes, Footwear in WNY? What IS This?!
It sounds strange to us, but apparently there is a tree known as the Shoe Tree, actually several trees.
The Shoe Tree of Middlegate in Western New York is said to have been started by a newlywed couple who was in a fight that ended with good fortune...
Screaming Tunnel Is Truly Disturbing Legend of Local Area
Not too far from Buffalo, NY, is the Screaming Tunnel. This tunnel runs beneath the Grand Trunk railroad tracks in Niagara Falls just off Warner Road, which is actually pretty cool, but the ghost story that accompanies the bridge is somewhat disturbing -- at least to some...
Go Beneath the Erie Canal with This Road Tunnel
The Culvert Road tunnel in Medina, NY, is the only place where you can cross UNDERNEATH the Erie Canal. Not that you could get us to try it...that sounds creepy. The man-made Erie Canal was created to provide easier access between the Atlantic and the Great Lakes Region...

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