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July 1980: Retailers are sold on Buffalo

Thirty-five years ago this week, The News began celebrating the 100th anniversary of the paper's starting a daily edition.

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In the special section called One Hundred Years of Finance and Commerce, The News recounted the history of a handful of Buffalo’s financial and commercial industries, and provided ad space for many companies involved in those industries to tout their own contributions.

This piece traces the history of retailing in Buffalo with names like Robert Adam and his brother JN, William Hengerer, Edward Kleinhans, Mathias Hens and Patrick Kelly.

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