Hotel Henry’s Haunts

Hotel Henry’s Haunts

The Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane opened in 1880 and was considered to be, at the time, a state-of-the-art psychiatric treatment facility. In official publications, the city and the asylum promoted an image of a peaceful retreat for effective mental-health care, and they distributed photographs of the facility's grand pianos, welcoming parlors, well-stocked libraries, [...]

Coastal Geologist, Good Friend

Coastal Geologist, Good Friend

"Coastal Geologist, Good Friend;" that's how Cousin Susie's tribute, written by her parents, begins in their local newspaper, The Carlisle Mosquito. Susan Elizabeth Zielinski, my grandmother's niece, was born on April 30, 1970 in Concord, Massachussetts to Robert and Sally (Handel) Zielinski. She and her older brother, Steven, grew up in the small town of Carlisle, and [...]