The popular memory of World War II often conjures up images of baby-faced young men rushing into battle with guns in their hands and patriotism in their hearts. These are the most familiar images of military victory. However, real military success…

The aroma of pork and sauerkraut wafted throughout the plant on New Year’s Eve. And it was not uncommon for steelworkers to steam corn during fall harvest. This atmosphere pervaded Butler's Armco steel plant during most of the 20th century. “Faith…

In the mid-twentieth century, Pullman Standard was the powerhouse of Butler industry and commerce. Nearly fifty percent of supplies and materials were purchased within the county. Their payroll funneled millions into the local Butler economy every…