Beginning with shock absorbers, the history of Houdaille Industries, in its various guises, encompasses everything from auto parts to launch pads for spaceships-- and just about everything in between.
Our executive director travels to several European scenes that were featured in a pair of our 2019 stories, and visits the locations where Western New Yorkers made history.
We mark the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion with a look at some of Tonawanda’s real-life soldiers and the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan.”
Dubbed the "Dean" of the Supreme Court by Chief Justice Warren Burger, attorney John Lord O'Brian argued over 50 cases before the nation's highest court, while serving his community and his country in many other ways as well.
Following the Second World War, Dr. Walter Dornberger was one of many former Nazis who launched a second career in America’s space program.
To meet wartime demands for pilot training, the SS Greater Buffalo was one of two Great Lakes cruise ships converted to aircraft carriers on the Inland Seas.
Research into a typo in the Spring 2018 issue discovered that the mistake was inadvertently correct, with a further Western New York connection to boot!
Veterans’ stories are not the only ones disappearing with the passing of the WWII generation. We share one man’s recollections of what it was like to be a child on the Buffalo Home Front.