Wednesday, August 14, 2013
1951 Niagara Falls Handy Guide
The book is interesting to me because it captures the Falls and the surrounding area at a time shortly before a lot of change began to take place.
Probably the most interesting thing in the guide is the photo of the American Falls (below).
On July 28, 1954, the largest rockfall ever recorded at Niagara Falls took place near Prospect Point. A section that was 360 feet long and 130 feet wide fell, adding a considerable amount of debris below the Falls.
Compare the view above with a photo I shot during my recent visit (below). The difference is shocking.