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Tag: Niagara Falls History
18,000 Bowlers in Niagara Falls?!
I'm throwing a curveball at you this week. I was actually going to save this until later (trying to stretch my findings) but I felt it was time to let it loose. I was digging through an antique store, as always, and came across this awesome piece of history. Back in the day, the Niagara … Continue reading 18,000 Bowlers in Niagara Falls?!
New next month: Advertising Niagara
Every Monday in March, Sheepie's showing you some cool advertisements from Niagara Falls' history! Since we did a series devoted to postcards, I thought we should continue the trend! Now, every Monday take a trip through the advertisements of Niagara Falls' history. Of course, I'm Urban Renewal minded, so expect a lot of weird pieces … Continue reading New next month: Advertising Niagara
E. Dent Lackey Obituary
Former Niagara Falls Mayor E. Dent Lackey died on February 18, 1977
Happy Valentine’s Day from the Honeymoon Capital of the World!
Also, mutoscopes are so cool Happy Valentine's Day! So, one of my favorite things at the Power Vista is this mutoscope of a married couple in the Falls. It's a bit battered, but I think it's still pretty awesome. So, as a treat, I've actually recorded the minute-long film and put it on the Youtube page. … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day from the Honeymoon Capital of the World!
Mailing Niagara: The Curious Case of the Niagara Hilton
For this week's edition of Mailing Niagara, I've decided to dive into (pun intended) the legend of the Niagara Hilton. This week's post is a word-of-mouth story, so of course, take it with a grain of salt. I once had a teacher that used to work at a hotel in Buffalo. To prove a point, … Continue reading Mailing Niagara: The Curious Case of the Niagara Hilton
The Marvelous Mayoral Mustaches of Niagara Falls
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 … Continue reading The Marvelous Mayoral Mustaches of Niagara Falls
Mailing Niagara: A Festival of Lights
To start out our month of Niagara Falls postcards, I felt there would be no better option than this vintage piece from the Niagara Falls Festival of Lights. The city of Niagara Falls, NY started off the Festival of Lights in 1980. That makes it older than the Canadian version, so yes, we are the … Continue reading Mailing Niagara: A Festival of Lights