Buffalo, New York has many names. In the 1840s Buffalo was dubbed “The Queen City” because it’s the second largest city in New York State, behind New York City. “The Nickel City” is another moniker and is derived from the appearance of a bison on the back of the Indian Head nickel. Contrary to popular belief, however, there are no buffalo in Buffalo. The name “Buffalo” may be derived from the French phrase beau fleuve (“beautiful river”), a description of Buffalo Creek and the Niagara River.? The matter is uncertain, but it is clear that there were no buffalo in the area. One name which will always describe Buffalo is “The City of Good Neighbors!” In reflecting on MobileEast’s six-week stay in Buffalo it is easy to see how the city has earned the name.
Buffalonians welcomed the MobileEast team to their city with open arms. WBFO 88.7 and the Buffalo Public Library could not have been more gracious hosts, and the MobileEast team attended many concerts, plays, outdoor barbecues, dinners, parties and tours! Every day and in every way, Buffalo embraced StoryCorps and we will miss our new friends in “The City of Good Neighbors” more than they know.
Bye Bye, Buffalo!