March 2-5, 2018
Buffalo is the second largest city in New York, after NYC. It was originally inhabited by the Native American Iroquois tribe and then by French settlers. Immigration, the construction of the Erie Canal, the building of railroads and the closeness of Lake Erie all led to an increase in the population. The city relied on the grain, steel and automobile industries (hosting the car builders Pierce Arrow and the Seven Little Buffaloes, a 7hp High Wheeler manufactured in Buffalo by De Schaum) during the 20th century, but as those industries moved, the population of Buffalo decreased. Today the main industries are healthcare, research and higher education, a bit change for the days of the service industries. Now you might ask, what is a 7hp High Wheeler? I had no idea and had to look it up.