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Wing Capital of the World
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The area was settled around 1780 the Seneca created a village here. It was known as Buffalo Creek, named for a local stream. The Holland Land Company bought the land in 1790 and laid out a town in 1803. They used Washington, D. C. as a model for the plans. It was burned down in 1813 during the War of 1812, but was rebuilt quickly. It was incorporated as a village in 1816. Grover Cleveland, who later became President of the United States, was the Mayor of Buffalo from 1881 to 1883. He was then Governor of New York and elected President in 1884. Also, when U.S. President, William McKinley, was killed in Buffalo in 1901, Theodore Roosevelt took the presidential oath here. Buffalo gradually became a major rail center. By the early 1900's, it was the world's largest grain and livestock market.
Two native sons of Buffalo are U.S. Presidents Millard Fillmore and Grover Cleveland.
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