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Title:
Niagara Falls : 1850-2000
Author:
Gromosiak, Paul.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub., [2012]

©2012
Physical Description:
127 pages : chiefly illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Niagara Falls state park -- Bridges to the islands -- The Niagara River gorge -- Bridges across the gorge -- Winter wonderland -- People and places.
ISBN:
9780738576954
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Since their creation thousands of years ago, the Niagara Falls have captured the hearts and imaginations of all those who witness their endless power and strength. As settlers arrived and began to harness the falls as a resource, the population climbed. Small hamlets, including Bellevue, Clarksville, Schlosser, and Manchester, grew to become the villages of Suspension Bridge and Niagara Falls, which were incorporated in March 1892 into the current city of Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls: 1850-2000 depicts the natural beauty of the falls, the emergence of the booming tourism trade, and the advances of electrical technology that have relied on the mighty falls' power. Many hands have crafted and bent steel to span the Niagara Gorge while many others fought to keep industry from turning nature into asphalt. Culled from the archives of the Niagara Falls Public Library's Local History Department, these images represent the people, from those stepping close to the brink in amazement and awe to those who live and work within the roar of Niagara Falls, and places that make up the landscape that is Niagara's past.


Author Notes

Paul Gromosiak is a noted Niagara Falls historian, historical consultant, and member of the Friends of Local History. Christopher Stoianoff is the City of Niagara Falls historian and president of the Friends of Local History.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 6
Introductionp. 7
1 Niagara Falls State Parkp. 9
2 Bridges to the Islandsp. 29
3 The Niagara River Gorgep. 41
4 Bridges Across the Gorgep. 53
5 Winter Wonderlandp. 71
6 People and Placesp. 83