Collection Facts

7 items
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Historical Context

This collection features seven images covering 1825, a pivotal year on the Niagara Frontier. This year saw a visit from General Lafayette to the Buffalo area; Major Mordecai Manuel Noah purchasing land on Grand Island, N.Y., to create a city, Ararat (Arrarat), for "Jews of all nations"; the trial of the three Thayer Brothers for the murder of John Love; and a view of Buffalo from that time.

Scope of Collection

Drawings, newspaper clippings, and a book relating to events on the Niagara Frontier in 1825.