Niagara Falls, NY 1882

Niagara Falls--med.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

Niagara Falls, NY 1882

Description

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 down to the Cave of the Winds on Goat Island. Yet the supply of hydropower--see the canal and mills at left, and even on Green Island--meant that manufacturing also was an long-established interest. This history created a legacy post-industrial pollution most notoriously as nearby Love Canal.

Creator

Wellge, H. (Henry)
Stoner, J. J.
Beck & Pauli

Publisher

Madison, Wis., J. J. Stoner

Date

1881

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

Library of Congress Geography and Map Division
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3804n.pm006080

Format

jpeg, 3.0 MB

Type

Bird's eye view

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Bird's eye view

Physical Dimensions

44 x 74 cm