Ralph Wilson, the founding owner of the Buffalo Bills, died at the age of 95 on March 25, 2014.
In his will, Wilson placed the team into a trust governed by his wife, niece and two team officials, who were separately given instructions to sell the team in short order, not only to the highest bidder, but with a precondition that the team be kept in Buffalo.
Structures associated with abolitionists or abolitionism in general, other than hosting fugitives or organizing activities on their behalf.
This could include courthouses and churches involved with efforts to end slavery in the US.
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In 1848, the anti-slavery Free Soil Party was founded in Buffalo. Severance was the first to write about the Underground Railroad on the Niagara Frontier.
Five years into the Fugitive Slave Act, in 1855, Buffalo was openly defying it. In 1903, he noted the paucity of sites in Buffalo:"...comparatively little seems to have been gathered up regarding Buffalo's stations and workers.
With a win against the Green Bay Packers on December 14, the Bills broke a league-leading streak of nine consecutive losing seasons dating back to 2005; however, the next week's 26-24 loss to the Oakland Raiders eliminated them from playoff contention for the 15th consecutive year, continuing a league-leading drought.
The team finished with a 17-9 win against the New England Patriots, who were resting the starters in preparation for a playoff run; the win was the first time the team had won at Gillette Stadium (they had lost all 12 previous attempts) and established the team's first winning season since 2004 (former head coach Mike Mularkey's first season).
On February 27, 2014, the NFL announced that, to celebrate the induction of wide receiver Andre Reed, the Bills would play the New York Giants in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, which took place on August 3, 2014 and aired on NBC.