Buffalo in 1910: ‘Gypsies escorted out of the city’

By Steve Cichon

After camping out near Elmwood and the city line in three canvas-covered wagons, 110 years ago today– July 7, 1910– “a band of gypsies” with 13 children, “10 monkeys, seven horses, and three bears” were escorted out of Buffalo by two mounted policemen.

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Steve Cichon

Steve Cichon writes about Buffalo’s pop culture history. His stories of Buffalo's past have appeared more than 1600 times in The Buffalo News. He's a proud Buffalonian helping the world experience the city he loves. Since the earliest days of the internet, Cichon's been creating content celebrating the people, places, and ideas that make Buffalo unique and special. The 25-year veteran of Buffalo radio and television has written five books and curates The Buffalo Stories Archives-- hundreds of thousands of books, images, and audio/visual media which tell the stories of who we are in Western New York.