Buffalo in the 50s: Western Auto had everything your dad could have wanted

By Steve Cichon
steve@buffalostories.com
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With a stunning array of gizmos, tonics, tools and devices, Western Auto had everything a dad, not to mention a boy, could want.

The shelves were lined with items to make your car, camping trip or sporting event far more interesting.

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Steve Cichon

Steve Cichon is a proud Buffalonian helping the world experience the city he loves. writing about the people, places, and ideas that make Buffalo unique and special. The storyteller and historian has written six books, worn bow ties since the 80s, and is the News Director at WECK Radio. A 25 year Buffalo media veteran, Steve's contributed more than 1400 Buffalo History stories to The Buffalo News, worked at WIVB-TV, Empire Sports Network, and spent ten years as a newsman and News Director at WBEN Radio. He's also put his communication skills to work as an adjunct professor, a producer of PBS documentaries, and even run for Erie County Clerk. Steve's Buffalo roots run deep: all eight of his great-grandparents called Buffalo home, with his first ancestors arriving here in 1827.