The original cover art for Margaret Cheney's Tesla - Man out of Time
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July 19th, 1896: Tesla Tours Niagara Powerhouse

Tesla, along with George Westinghouse, Edward Dean Adams and others tour Niagara Falls and the new Adams Power Station.

November 16th, 1896: Niagara Powers Buffalo

The new A.C. power system enjoyed a flawless inauguration, transmitting electricity to Buffalo, New York 22 miles away. It came first to the Buffalo Railway Company - 1,000 horsepower, switched into the company's powerhouses at exactly midnight with a signaling of the event to the city by the firing of cannons, the blowing of steam whistles and the ringing of bells.

December 17th, 1896: Honorary Membership, Zagreb

Tesla was elected honorary member of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb.

G.E. air-blast transformers built for the Buffalo transmission lines.
G.E. air-blast transformers built for the Buffalo transmission lines.
G.E. air-blast transformers built for the Buffalo transmission lines. Workers pose near a Westinghouse-Tesla generator in the Edward Dean Adams power station. The plaque on each Niagara generator displaying Tesla's patents. Edward Dean Adams, a primary investor for the Niagara Falls project. The Adams Power Plant Transformer House. One of the original Westinghouse-Tesla generators from Niagara Falls. Interior view of the Edward Dean Adams power station at Niagara Falls. A Westinghouse-Tesla Niagara generator under construction in Pittsburg. The Niagara Falls Power Company with Buffalo transmission lines.