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By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Sixty-five years ago this week, Mrs. John Racki of Koons Avenue had 12 people telephone when she listed an accordion for sale in in the want ads... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Among the top local stories of the day: "Four millions, is estimate for hospital" "The plans prepared by Green & Wicks for the $3,500,000... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Murdo MacKay had four different stints with the AHL Buffalo Bisons in the 1940s and 1950s, with his time in Buffalo interrupted by 34 games with the... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, March 4, 2015

More than 1,100 construction workers swarmed the Lackawanna waterfront 24 hours a day in controlled chaos, as 65 years ago this week, the company... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Corset Shop was on the fifth floor at Hengerer’s downtown location. Until the 1920s, the corset was the primary undergarment and means of... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Among the day's top local stories: "Negro saves 3 families from blaze" "JAMESTOWN -- Fire which broke out at 10 o'clock this morning in the... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Tuesday, March 3, 2015

It’s not usually the sort of thing that makes the news these days — two children were scalded when a coffee pot fell apart and sent boiling... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Queen-O was the “sparkling beverage” made on Buffalo’s East Side by the Sol Lenzner Corp. Usually sold in glass bottles, sometimes as... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Monday, March 2, 2015

Bootleggers and smugglers around Niagara Falls were being rounded up after a federal customs agent was killed by a bomb attached to the starter of... Read More

By Sara Meehan » Monday, March 2, 2015

Among the top local stories on the day's cover: "Bisons sold, Stein and Hart out, says Barrow" "President Ed Barrow of the International league... Read More

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Steve Cichon is a fourth-generation Buffalonian; all eight of his great-grandparents called Buffalo home. The historian and author of three books runs his own business telling the stories of Western New York, is an adjunct communications professor and previously spent 20 years working in Buffalo radio and television.

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