There is a piece of Welsh slate sitting just outside of Niagara Falls State Park. Why is it there? Today, we're taking a look at the Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu
The Crumbling Stone of Colonel Morrow
A mysterious inscription sits atop a crumbling wall in Lake Ontario. Who is Colonel Morrow, and why is his name on this stone?
The Grave of Eliza Keig
Deep within Deveaux Woods State Park sits a lone grave. The story of the woman that lay there has been lost to time, or so we thought. So who was Eliza Keig?
June 7, 1956: The Day Old Niagara Died
Now that I have your attention with a dramatic headline, let's go over the history of June 7, 1956. On this day, the Schoellkopf Power Station fell into the gorge. If you're interested in the full story on this, there is an excellent write-up of the entire event on NiagaraFrontier.com that I absolutely recommend. Schoellkopf … Continue reading June 7, 1956: The Day Old Niagara Died
Why It Was Never Really About the Johnnie Ryan Building
Yesterday, we took a look at the Johnnie Ryan Building demolition fight that's been going on for the last 3 months. Of course, those that have a thorough understanding of Niagara Falls may realize that the fight was less about this: and more about this: So, let's break down some Niagara Falls political history with … Continue reading Why It Was Never Really About the Johnnie Ryan Building
Rainbow Centre: The Opening Day Brochure
Flock, you know how much I love the old Rainbow Centre, right? I've spent countless hours scouring its remnants: from elevators to holes in the wall, I've seen it all. This is as abandoned as abandoned gets. Well, Christmas came along, and Santa delivered me something amazing, and I think it's finally time I show … Continue reading Rainbow Centre: The Opening Day Brochure
Mailing Niagara: The Hotel Niagara
Taking a look at the grandeur of a bygone era, and the beauty of the Hotel Niagara
Mailing Niagara: The Convention Center
This week on Mailing Niagara: taking a look at the Niagara Falls Convention Center
Happy 126th, Niagara Falls!
Happy 126th birthday to the best city ever!
How Niagara Falls broke the sound barrier
If you're a good history student, you know that Chuck Yeager was the first person to break the sound barrier in 1947. What you may not know is that Niagara Falls played a crucial role in this. The need for speed The year was 1944. The world was at war, and the United States had … Continue reading How Niagara Falls broke the sound barrier