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The Stories That Could Be Told From A Cheektowaga Cemetery

I’m always amazed at the impact this area had on American history. Most of the worst battles of the War of 1812 happened right here. The villages of Lewiston, Youngstown and Black Rock were destroyed. The village of Buffalo was burned to the ground by the British.

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Old Fort Niagara Adventure!

Looking to discover something different about Western New York that you haven’t tried yet? How about learning some history too while you are at it!

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It’s Navy Week In Buffalo!!

This week we are saluting the men and women of the U.S. Navy.  Buffalo N.Y. will be in the spotlight during “Navy Week” as the nation commemorates the bicentennial of the War of 1812.  Western New Yorkers

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Skydivers Set to Drop in Delaware Park Today!

Many Buffalonians will be on hand later today at Delaware Park as four skydivers descend into the park to commemorate the War of 1812.  The commemoration is set to begin at 5:30 p.m., on the north side of the park.

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Buffalo’s Tomb Of The Unknowns – Dale’s Daily Data

I thought I was pretty well versed in Buffalo history but there’s an incredible piece of history I never knew about and on Memorial Day there will be a commemoration of a historical site in Delaware Park.  It’s right in the middle of Delaware Park golf course  that’s unmarked except for a small plaque.  Near the plaque is a large boulder and it marks the spot where 300 American soldiers are buried in a mass grave.  They were soldiers who had come to Buffalo to fight the British in the War of 1812 and didn’t survive the winter.

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Dale’s Daily Data: Buffalo Fire Department

After the rebuilding of the village of Buffalo after it was burned by the British during the War of 1812, village officials thought it might be a good idea to have a fire department in place.  The history of the Buffalo Fire Department is older than the city itself

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