Frank H. Severance, ed. Picture Book of Earlier Buffalo, Buffalo Historical Society, 1912

Frank H. Severance, ed. Picture Book of Earlier Buffalo, Buffalo Historical Society, 1912

City of Light II by Mary Beth Parrinello

Friday, November 29, 2013

Another favorite quote from Lauren Belfer's book City of Light : "Reliable rumor said that The Rumsey Family owned half the land on which the city was built."  And yes, I have read that sentence in non-fiction works on the history of Buffalo, too!

Explore the world of Bronson Rumsey courtesy of Western New York Heritage. More information is available at Chuck LaChiusa's website at www.BuffaloHistoryAH.com, which states that "At one time they owned 22 of the 43 square miles that comprised Buffalo."

 

When not time traveling, working out, or hanging out at the Burchfield Penney, Mary Beth Parrinello is the religion teacher in the Montessori program at Nardin Academy in Buffalo, N.Y. She also volunteers her time at Westminster Presbytarian Church, C.G. Jung Center, and Junior League of Buffalo, which was founded by Mary Harriman Rumsey, Charles Cary Rumsey's wife!

 

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