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

By Steve Cichon

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 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.