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“Greetings from Buffalo” note card set

“Greetings from Buffalo” note card set

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LOVED FOR: Football.  Snow.  Chicken wings. True, while we’re probably best known for that Buffalo “trinity,” the City of Good Neighbors is so much more. Buffalo just isn’t like other cities.  Frederick Law Olmsted described Buffalo as being “the best planned city . . . in the United States, if not the world.” 

GOOD TO KNOW:  Set of 5 IDENTICAL note cards are 5.5 x 4.25 inches folded, includes 5 blank white envelopes. Packaged with care in an “eco-friendly” plastic sleeve that is made from plants and is compostable.

BUFFALOVE: The plan of interconnected parks, parkways and trails that Frederick Law Olmsted designed was finished in 1876, and is considered the country’s oldest urban parks system. Because of its proximity to Niagara Falls Buffalo was the first U.S. city to feature electric street lights in 1886. Buffalo’s Statler Hotel was the first hotel in the world to have a private bath with running water in each room. Buffalo was the birthplace of the first railroad suspension bridge in the world, spanning over 825 feet across the Niagara Gorge. In 1881, Maria Love founded the first U.S. daycare center in Buffalo. The Turkey Trot, held Thanksgiving morning, is the oldest continually run race in America (since 1896). And, the city holds the largest Dyngus Day celebration in the U.S.  

In the early 1900s Buffalo had more millionaires per capita than any other city in the country; most lived on Delaware Avenue which became known as Millionaires Row.  William G. Fargo, co-founder of American Express Company and Wells Fargo, served twice as mayor of Buffalo during the Civil War.  Two presidents, Millard Fillmore and Grover Cleveland, came from Buffalo. President Theodore Roosevelt was sworn into office in Buffalo following the assassination of President William McKinley in 1901.  

The air conditioner, implantable pacemaker, windshield wipers, and even the electric chair are all inventions of Buffalonians. The Ball jar was created in Buffalo by the Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company. Those towering grain elevators on the Buffalo River? Invented right here in Buffalo in 1842 by Joseph Dart. (And don’t forget our beef on weck, spaghetti parm, loganberry drinks, and sponge candy!)
 
Greetings from – inventive, creative, genuine, ground-breaking, and original – Buffalo NY!

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