Three-quarters of a century ago, the United States was drawn into the Second World War following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Archival documents chronicle the impact of these turbulent years on Western New York.
As this winter's snow melts and sunshine returns to the area, our thoughts move to the National Pastime. We take a look at some lesser-known big leaguers who left their mark on baseball in the late-19th and early-20th centuries.
Using period letters and primary sources, the author sheds light on the supposed “Niagara Falls peace negotiations” that were proposed less than a year before the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
Many sporting events around the country were shut down during World War II, but those that continued provided a much-needed diversion from the war, while providing small towns like Lockport with a glimpse at future big league talent.