The Haunting of Dunkirk Lighthouse

The Haunting of Dunkirk Lighthouse

The Smithsonian's souvenir postcard of the Dunkirk Lighthouse When my maternal ancestors left Poland around the turn-of-the-century, they all made their way to the Fourth Ward of Dunkirk, New York. The city has a rich history: it was home to Brooks Locomotive Works during the latter half of the nineteenth century; provided steel for John [...]

Buffalo, The City of Light

Buffalo, The City of Light

Buffalo, New York earned the nickname "The City of Light" due to its early embrace of electric power and widespread electric lighting; since Canalside started their Light Shows, though, the nickname seems even more fitting. Each night of the year, from sunset until midnight, the Connecting Terminal bursts onto the Buffalo skyline with an illumination art [...]