These 10 Rare Photos Show Buffalo’s Steel History Like Never Before

Chances are, if you live in or near Buffalo, you know someone with ties to the Western New York steel industry. While the majority of the Bethlehem Steel facilities burned in a recent fire, the history of this plant is still very much alive. Take a look at the rare photos below that show Buffalo’s steel industry history like never before.

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If you think these photos are interesting, be sure to check out this rare video footage of steel workers clashing with police during a strike. (Video via Critical Past – YouTube.)

Did you or a family member once work at the Lackawanna Plant? Do you have ties to this important piece of our region’s history? Share you stories in the comments below.