Men of Steel

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Lockport, New York. It’s not what you would have called a “steel town” at least not like those scattered along the Monongahela north and south of Pittsburgh or in Lackawanna, N.Y., where the steel mill was the major or only employer; but Lockport has a metals history dating to the nineteenth century. In the 1940s and 1950s, manufacturing and business in Lockport thrived around a vibrant urban core. Simonds Saw and Steel was the towns second largest employer, its workers dwarfed in number by a factor of six to one to the leading employer, Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors. However, Simonds counted for something, because even though it didn’t dominate the industrial or city landscape, steelmaking then was at the heart of American industry and the soul of labor.

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Lockport, New York. It’s not what you would have called a “steel town” at least not like those scattered along the Monongahela north and south of Pittsburgh or in Lackawanna, N.Y., where the steel mill was the major or only employer; but Lockport has a metals history dating to the nineteenth century. In the 1940s and 1950s, manufacturing and business in Lockport thrived around a vibrant urban core. Simonds Saw and Steel was the towns second largest employer, its workers dwarfed in number by a factor of six to one to the leading employer, Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors. However, Simonds counted for something, because even though it didn’t dominate the industrial or city landscape, steelmaking then was at the heart of American industry and the soul of labor.

About the Author:
Dr. Louis A Rosati was born and raised in Lockport, New York where he attended Lockport public schools. He graduated from the University of Buffalo ('62) and the Upstate Medical Center at Syracuse. He did his residency in pathology at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, and then served in the Navy at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. He practiced pathology for 37 years in the Phoenix metropolitan area where he was a co-founder of Clin-Path Associates and Sonora Laboratory Sciences (Sonora-Quest). Now retired, Louis resides in Mesa, Arizona with his wife Rosalie, his Lockport High School class of '58 sweetheart of more than 55 years. His publications include pathology articles and book chapters in the peer-reviewed medical literature, and a creative non-fiction book-My Winning Season, which traces the summer of 1954, in a memoir about growing up and playing baseball in Lockport.

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Dimensions 6 × .6 × 9 in

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