Last Special Open-Air Autobus Tour of the season: INTO THE HEART OF BLACK ROCK : WAR OF 1812 EDITION
This is your chance for a seat on our last specialty tour of 2013! Departing from Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Pkwy. at 1pm.Click on the handy PayPal button below to make your reservations or call (716) 854-3749 and you'll be ready to step on board Buffalo's one and only Open-air Autobus for this professionally guided tour.
Black Rock was until 1853 an independent village in biter competition with Buffalo for supremacy on the Great Lakes. Buffalo won and eventually absorbed Black Rock, but a distinctive place remained. From LaSalle Park to the renewed Amherst Street, we'll trace the history of the place from 1609 to WWI, with a special emphasis on the War of 1812, which was raging 200 years ago.
Discover an all-but-forgotten border railroad station and customs house and a real rarity, the circa 1830 Howell House. We'll also see some wonderful renovation projects, including a firehouse converted to a house, not to mention a cannonball factory, the Black Rock Lock, and several beautiful churches.
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