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A look at Western New York's history through the pages of The Buffalo News.

By Steve Cichon » Friday, April 29, 2016

In 1959, Buffalo industrialist, banker and former Assistant Navy Secretary... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Thursday, April 28, 2016

He smiled when he could put you in one of his “quality used cars,” and he... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, April 27, 2016

At its height in the mid-’60s, there were 41 Your Host restaurants across... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Just a block away from Main Street, Washington Street has been the backbone of... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Monday, April 25, 2016

When New York State’s first McDonald’s opened on Niagara Falls Boulevard... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Friday, April 22, 2016

They were the heart and the voice of Buffalo’s Italian-American community.... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Wednesday, April 20, 2016

There has been a nearly complete transformation of this portion of Main Street... Read More

By Steve Cichon » Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Many Buffalonians know that the Erie Canal started in Buffalo — at the old... Read More

By Geoff Nason » Thursday, April 14, 2016

From the Blues, I was fortunate enough to have taken in the final Sabres game... Read More

By jwestmoore » Wednesday, April 13, 2016

As World War I continues to rage in Europe, the smaller headlines... Read More

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As an eighth-generation Buffalonian, Steve Cichon is as thoroughly a proud Buffalonian as you'll find. The former radio news man, historian and author of five books has turned his passion for Buffalo's pop culture history into a career. Aside from running startup Buffalo Stories LLC, Steve's an adjunct professor at Medaille College, a producer at WNED-TV (PBS), and has recently celebrated 25 years as a bow tie wearer.

@SteveBuffalo | steve@buffalostories.com