Building BuﬀaloThe Immigrant Steps. Building Buffalo. Great waves of 19th Century immigration flowed through East Coast ports to Buffalo. Thousands traveled by water vessels, while others took wagons from New England and Pennsylvania to ships headed west. Many immigrants stayed to build Buffalo. The region's first non-native settlers were traders of European and African origins in the 1790's. In 1825, the opening of the Erie Canal brought a flood of European immigration that started with Irish and Germans, followed by Poles and Italians. On just one day in 1839, 5,000 immigrants set sail from Buffalo to the west. In 1859, departures numbered a quarter of a million people. The immigrant Steps transported immigrant families from canal boats to booming city streets, they were often entertained by hired brass bands. Immigration helped to build not only Buffalo but Detroit, Chicago, and many other cities.
|Series||This marker is part of the Erie Canal series|
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|Date Added||Sunday, October 6th, 2019 at 8:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 673309 N 4749514|
|Decimal Degrees||42.87856667, -78.87793333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 52.714', W 78° 52.676'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 52' 42.84" N, 78° 52' 40.56" W|
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