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Buffalo, New York, USA

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Buffalo, Erie, New York, USA
Buffalo is the second most populous city in the state of New York, after New York City. Located in Western New York on the eastern shores of Lake Erie and at the head of the Niagara River across from Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada, Buffalo is the seat of Erie County and the principal city of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area, the largest in Upstate New York.

Originating around 1789 as a small trading community near the eponymous Buffalo Creek, Buffalo grew quickly after the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, with the city as its western terminus. By 1900, Buffalo was the 8th largest city in the United States, and went on to become a major railroad hub, and the largest grain-milling center in the country. The latter part of the 20th century saw a reversal of fortunes...Wikipedia



Buffalo, New York, USA - Erie Canal Basin and Elevator, Buffalo

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Buffalo, New York, USA

Erie Canal Basin and Elevator, Buffalo

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Buffalo, New York, USA - Main Street, Buffalo, From St Paul's Church

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Buffalo, New York, USA

Main Street, Buffalo, From St Paul's Church

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Buffalo, New York, USA - Grain-Propeller, Buffalo

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Buffalo, New York, USA

Grain-Propeller, Buffalo

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Buffalo, New York, USA - City of Buffalo

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Buffalo, New York, USA

City of Buffalo

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Buffalo, New York, USA - Main Street, Buffalo, From St. Paul's Church
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Buffalo, New York, USA

Main Street, Buffalo, From St. Paul's Church
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Buffalo, New York, USA - T. C. Tanke
Cor. Main and Eagle Streets
Buffalo, N.Y.

Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Buffalo, New York, USA

T. C. Tanke
Cor. Main and Eagle Streets
Buffalo, N.Y.

Ladies' Home Journal
November 1898
Buffalo, New York, USA - Main Street from Shelton Sq., Buffalo, N.Y. (1918)
Buffalo, New York, USA

Main Street from Shelton Sq., Buffalo, N.Y. (1918)
Buffalo, New York, USA - St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral and Shelton Square, Buffalo, N.Y.
Buffalo, New York, USA

St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral and Shelton Square, Buffalo, N.Y.
Buffalo, New York, USA - New Federal Court House, Niagara Square, Buffalo, N.Y.
Buffalo, New York, USA

New Federal Court House, Niagara Square, Buffalo, N.Y.

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1789 - Buffalo, New York founded

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In 1800, Buffalo, New York, was a town of four log cabins.

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1813 - Decmber 29 - British burn Buffalo, NY during War of 1812

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1841 - August 9 - Erie boat in Buffalo NY catches fire; 242 die

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News  1844 - October 19 - The famous "Lower Great Lakes Storm" occurred. Southwesterly winds were at hurricane force for five hours, driving lake waters into downtown Buffalo NY. The storm drowned 200 persons.

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October 19, 1844
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News  1850 - TREMENDOUS FIRE ! - OVER $100,000 OF PROPERTY DESTROYED !
From the Buffalo Daily Courier.

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News  1871 - Christopher Columbus was badly defeated for Councilman at the Buffalo election. Such is fame.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 7, 1871
1880 - Ice Cream Sundae
1880: Buffalo, NY; Evanston, IL; Two Rivers, WI; and Ithaca, NY all claim to have invented the ice...Read MORE...

News  1889 - BUFFALO'S CALAMITY. The Heart of the City Swept by Fire, and a Loss of $2,500,000 Incurred -
Forty Buildings, Including Two Hotels Burned - A Fireman Killed by Falling Walls - Seventeen Other...Read MORE...

News  1891 - A BIG BLAZE IN BUFFALO. WARNER BROTHERS' NEW BUILDING LAID IN ASHES.
THE LOSS ON BUILDING AND STOCK IN FOUR STORES ABOUT $300,000, FULLY INSURED - TWO FIREMEN TAKEN...Read MORE...

News  1893 - HEAVY FIRE IN BUFFALO. FIRE EARLY THIS MORNING DESTROYS PROPERTY VALUED AT $750,000.
Buffalo, Dec. 14 - Fire this morning destroyed the Arcade building on Main street, including...Read MORE...

News  1896 - BUILDING COLLAPSED. A NUMBER OF PEOPLE KILLED AT BUFFALO, N.Y. ALMOST CRIMINAL CARELESSNESS.
THE OLD STRUCTURE WAS PROPPED UP FOR REPAIRS, WHEN THE PROPS SUDDENLY GAVE WAY AND A SCORE OR MORE...Read MORE...

1901 - Pan-American Exposition (Buffalo)
The Pan-American Exposition was a World's Fair held in Buffalo, New York, United States, from May 1 ...Read MORE...

1901 - McKinley Assassinated
President William McKinley is assassinated in Buffalo.
Location: Inside the Temple of Music on the ...Read MORE...

On July 17, 1902, Willis Haviland Carrier designed the first modern air-conditioning system. (Buffalo, NY)

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News  1911 - $250,000 FIRE IN BUFFALO FACTORY. FIREMEN BATTERED AND BURNED IN FIGHTING TO AVERT BIG EXPLOSION. TWO WOMEN RESCUED.
THICK SMOKE OVERCOMES DWELLERS IN ADJACENT HOUSE, WHO ARE CARRIED TO SAFETY - SCORE OF FIREMEN...Read MORE...

News  1913 - Six Men Injured in $100,000 Fire at Buffalo Hotel
Buffalo, Sept. 17.- Fire which broke out in the plant of Dirnberger Popcorn company, No. 135 Seneca ...Read MORE...

1916
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1922 - March 14 - WGR-AM in Buffalo NY begins radio transmissions

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1927 - August 4 - The Peace Bridge between the U.S. and Canada opens. The 3,580 foot long bridge is located near Buffalo, New York, and crosses the Niagara River.

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1945 - December 14-17 - A record December snowstorm buried Buffalo, NY, under 36.6 inches of snow, with unofficial totals south of the city ranging up to 70 inches. Travel was brought to a halt by the storm.

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News  1967 - June 27 - Race riot in Buffalo NY (200 arrested)

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June 27, 1967

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