Buffalo, New York (Making of America Series)
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Buffalo, New York (Making of America Series)

by Nancy Blumenstalk Mingus
     
 

Buffalo, New York owes much of its fame to the Erie Canal, which ushered in unprecedented growth and prestige to what was at its peak the nation's eighth largest city. Burgeoning railroads and grain, coal, and lumber exports dominated this industrial giant through the dawn of the twentieth century, culminating in the city's crowning moment of glory, the Pan

Overview


Buffalo, New York owes much of its fame to the Erie Canal, which ushered in unprecedented growth and prestige to what was at its peak the nation's eighth largest city. Burgeoning railroads and grain, coal, and lumber exports dominated this industrial giant through the dawn of the twentieth century, culminating in the city's crowning moment of glory, the Pan American Exposition of 1901. As industry declined and residents fled to the suburbs, perceptive citizens recognized Buffalo's vast architectural treasures and rescued many landmarks with the intention of preserving the community's heritage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738524498
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Series:
Making of America Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,152,277
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author


Author Nancy Blumenstalk Mingus chairs the Town of Amherst Historic Preservation Commission, is a member of several local and national preservation organizations, and has published three books and many articles. She presents here the first comprehensive history of Buffalo, focusing on the people and structures that made the city famous. The lively narrative and striking historic images offer a valuable, informative account of this vital northeastern city.

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