As early America's greatest technological innovation, the Erie Canal ushered in a new era of transportation history when it was completed in 1825. New York's waterways, railroads, highways and airfields have helped our nation grow in size, population and economic strength while making the state the center of a transportation revolution which has continued into the 21st century. Attractions from scenic railroads to canal cruises to lighthouses act as living history museums, showcasing the many ways New York has led the nation in moving people and goods. In 2017, New York celebrates the 200th anniversary of the groundbreaking of the Erie Canal with events and celebrations across the state.
The Buffalo Central Terminal, built by the New York Central Railroad, opened to the public on June 22, 1929. Polonia encompasses parts of the east side of Buffalo, as well as the suburb of... more