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.
The full article is available in the Summer 2016 Issue.
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.
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."
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.