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.

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