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.
The Bethlehem Steel complex as seen from the air in the 1970's.
The efforts of Dr. Clifford Furnas helped make the Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory a unique community of scientists, and the work of this pioneering research facility continues to impact life in the 21st century.
From a rented garage in Batavia to the "Big Three" in Detroit, this 1938 car was ahead of its time.
Following the Second World War, Dr. Walter Dornberger was one of many former Nazis who launched a second career in America’s space program.
Part two of the Hart saga follows this entrepreneur extraordinaire from Fredonia to Buffalo, where he continued his reputation as a man of many talents and careers.
The end of the Second World War signaled the beginning of the Cold War, and with it the need to defend the industry and population of the Niagara Frontier from a potential onslaught by Soviet bombers. Such an attack never occurred, but we examine the various measures that were taken to shield our region from nuclear obliteration.