Until the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, Buffalo was a sleepy town. Access to an abundant supply of fresh water led to a thriving farming industry, provided a means of transportation, and powered mills and factories. Adding to the hustle and bustle of the city’s busy new harbor was Joseph Dart’s local invention of the grain elevator. Buffalo’s location on Lake Erie, and its growth during the second industrial revolution, helped the city become the eighth largest in America and established it as the Queen City. It has been home to future presidents and inventors who have influenced millions. The city’s original radial street design, the layout of its parks, and its majestic architecture make Buffalo fascinating and unique.
Author Bio: Stephen G. Myers resides in the Buffalo area with his family. A passionate local historian, he collects postcards, antiques, and other memorabilia and is the coauthor of Buffalo Railroads. Marge Thielman Hastreiter, vice president and curator of the Iron Island Museum, provided the foreword. Buffalo features postcards from Myers’s personal collection, fellow collectors, and societies and museums in the Buffalo area.
- Author(s): Stephen G. Myers, Foreword by Marge Thielman Hastreiter
- ISBN: 9780738591650
- # of Pages: 128
- Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
- On Sale Date: 10/22/2012
- Binding: Softcover
- # of Images: 200 Black and White
- 100% made in the U.S.A. by Arcadia Publishing in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.