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  • Tags: Niagara Falls, NY

Niagara Dry.jpg
During the mid-1960s, journalist Cliff Spieler of the Niagara Gazette published a series of articles warning that the American Falls were in danger of "disappearing" due to erosion and rockfall (two major incidents occurring in 1931 and 1954). By…

Church--Niagara Falls small.jpg
One of the most famous American paintings of the 19th century, Church prepared for his work via numerous studies and the innovative decision to adapt his aspect ratio to the Falls' width--probably borrowed from murals and panoramic paintings. The…

Great Gorge Trip.jpg
Promotional brochure from the motor age--"There is no Automobile Road Through the Gorge"--was created by an electric railway company started in the early 1890s. Capt. John M. Brinker, a Buffalo businessman, had the perseverance to capitalize a…

Niagara Falls--med.jpg
By the 1880s Niagara Falls was a very popular tourist destination, thanks to the availability of railroad transportation to its spectacular falls. A number of viewpoints and activities are shown on the map, including a dicey-looking elevator ride…
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