From horses to yellow cabs… A history of Buffalo taxis

By Steve Cichon

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

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.

Cabs for hire — then drawn by horses — were the most important form of transportation in early Buffalo. Since then, it’s been an interesting ride for the taxi industry in Buffalo.