Glenn Curtiss: The Forgotten Eagle

The story of Glenn Hammond Curtiss has largely been lost to history, overshadowed by the legend of the bicycle makers from Ohio, the Wright Brothers. But Glenn Curtiss' life and his contributions to the development of aviation is a true American tale. Glenn Curtiss: The Forgotten Eagle explores the life of this aviation pioneer, from his early days as an engine designer and motorcycle racing champion to his days as the maker of some of the world's earliest airplanes. It would be Curtiss - not the Wright Brothers - who would be awarded America's first pilot's license, and credited with the first public flight in the United States. Curtiss would also become the target of the Wright Brothers' jealousy and wrath, and that threatened to tear his world apart.

Binghamton: Building the Parlor City

In 1786, William Bingham, a wealthy banker and land speculator from Philadelphia, purchased 10,000 acres of land in Upstate New York. Bingham had a vision of building a model village that would rival any in New England. Bingham would never live to see the city that would bear his name, but by the end of the 19th century, Binghamton would become one of the industrial centers of the Northeast United States. Using rare archival material and interviews with historians, Binghamton: Building the Parlor City chronicles the history of Binghamton and its rise from an Indian village through its industrial heyday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyaYjWuiXvc

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