Is it a rule in Niagara Falls that our mayor must rock the ‘stache?
Mayor Paul Dyster is easily noticeable in a crowd due to his mustache. It’s such a part of his character that I don’t think anybody could imagine him without it.
Of course, Dyster’s mustache is really just a piece of the long-tradition of mustachio’d mayors that have run the city of Niagara Falls, NY.
Even before Niagara Falls was a city, village president Peter Augustus Porter was rocking a stylish Victorian ‘stache.
Our fifth mayor, Arthur Schoellkopf, also had a thick, industrial mustache.
E. Dent Lackey’s mustache is almost as famous as his white horse and demolition of downtown.
And last, but certainly not least, our lovable mayor Paul Dyster’s mustache.
Now, is a mustache a necessity? Not at all: every mayor between Lackey and Anello kept their upper lip clean shaven. Even our longest serving mayor, Michael O’Laughlin, lacked a mustache.
But for those who choose to rock the ‘stache, there will always be a long line of Niagara Falls mayors giving you a thumbs up.