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Adventures in History Series: Peter B. Porter and the Buffalo Black Rock Rivalry


English Language Arts (NYS P-12 Common Core)

Grade Levels

Elementary, Intermediate, Commencement, 4th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 11th Grade


Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society


This is an excellent resource for students studying the Erie Canal and/or the War of 1812. The narration of this intense rivalry culminates with the two villages vying for the western terminus of the Erie Canal. Author Joseph A. Grande reveals this exciting drama that nearly resulted in the City of Black-Rock rather than the City of Buffalo as we know it today.

This pamphlet is one of twenty-seven volumes in the Adventures in WNY History Series, which were produced based on the collections and archives of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society. The contents of the pamphlets, including the images, are copyrighted by the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society. They can be used exclusively for educational purposes described under the federal copyright laws. Some original copies may be purchased from the museum shop.

This pamphlet is appropriate for students studying local and New York State history.


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