Long before America went “over there,” Western New York had to cope with some unique realities in the opening years of the First World War. In part one of a three-part series, we look at a usually peaceful region during the years of true neutrality.
The full article is available in the Summer 2015 Issue.
John Knox MacArthur shot down six enemy planes and won the Distinguished Service Cross fighting in the skies above France. Remember the daring ace from Buffalo that met his demise in the Great War.
The second installment of our three-part series examines the final years leading up to America’s declaration of war in 1917, as tensions rise and the region deals with issues of ethnicity and preparedness.
A century ago, thousands of newly immigrated Poles risked everything for a chance to free their homeland from oppression—in spite of the prejudices they experienced in "the Land of the Free."