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.
With a seemingly endless number of works written in genres almost as numerous, Fletcher Pratt deserves his place among Western New York's noted literary figures.
Alexander von Humboldt never visited Buffalo, yet the city pulled out all the stops to commemorate the centennial of this influential scientist’s birth.
Lucien Howe, internationally respected pioneer ophthalmologist, dedicated his professional life to the prevention and curing of blindness.
Lockport-born Othniel Marsh was one of the late 19th century's top paleontologists, but his feud with Edward Cope divided the scientific community and forever tarnished both men’s reputations.
A jack of many trades, the story of William A. Hart provides an interesting look into 19th century America and the beginnings of what would become the middle class.
Not only did Alex Schwarcman enjoy a long career at Spencer Kellogg & Sons, his chemical prowess also played an important role in the growth of other businesses.
Was the Alden black water a cure for rheumatism? Or an excuse to spend time in the country air? Either way, the town was never the same again.