The onset of the First World War brought Glenn Curtiss’ quest to send an aircraft across the Atlantic to a temporary halt. But it also brought incredible changes to his small-town aeroplane and motor business.
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The Erie Canal opened the West-- but getting there could be a deadly gamble, as this 1841 tragedy demonstrated.
When the United States finally entered the First World War, a series of parades for international war commissions showcased one of the region’s most elegant automobiles.
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.