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 full article is available in the Winter 2020 Issue.
To meet wartime demands for pilot training, the SS Greater Buffalo was one of two Great Lakes cruise ships converted to aircraft carriers on the Inland Seas.
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.
Using methods he developed during the Indian Wars and the Civil War, General Albert Myer and the U.S. Signal Corps helped modernize the shipping industry with timely storm forecasting. "Old Probabilities" saved countless lives through his efforts to have the weather tracked worldwide.