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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...
Bet You Didn’t Know These Things About Orchard Park
Orchard Park is a town in Erie County and contains a village with the same name. It is part of the Southtowns of Buffalo, which most years means it's a mecca for snow storms, but this year.....
The town was separated from the Town of Hamburg in 1850 and renamed to the town of Ellicott after Joseph El…
Made In Buffalo
Dozens and dozens of things were invented, developed and made right here in Western New York.  Here's one that tens of thousands of people use every single day all across the world and the very first one was made right here in Buffalo.
9 Facts You Might Not Know About History's 'Vikings'
History’s Vikings famously ditches the classic helmet imagery, but did you know the concept of filthy, horned raiders was historically inaccurate anyway? Or that the Travis Fimmel series pays homage to classic Norse myth in its titles? Sharpen your axes and fill your flagons, and let the 24th…
Swimming Through The Years
As you're trying to get your body into bikini shape try and remember back to that days when you wouldn't really have to worry about your figure for swimwear. Swimsuits have come a LONG was since the days of essentially wearing a sensible pants suit into the water...
The Wisdom of Ben Franklin Applies Even Today
I’m not sure who you’d compare him with today because he was so many things and he did them so well. Ben Franklin was one of America’s founding fathers and signed the Declaration of Independence.  He was also an author, printer, politician, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, musician. He was …

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