Saturday, October 31, 2009

Niagara Falls - 1911

Niagara Falls 1911: interesting photos

In Laura Ingels-Wilder's series of books "The Little House on the Prairie" she described living through this 1911 freeze in Nebraska . One of her many fascinating stories gave a true historical background of an American family in "the good old days". Her writings rival Mark Twain.

Margaret writes:

Her mother had a cousin living in Niagara Falls that year. She told the family

that she and her neighbors woke up in the night feeling something was wrong.

It took a while but they finally realized that it was the lack of noise. They had

all become so used to the roar of the falls that the silence was unusual enough

to alert their senses. Of course at that time nearly all the houses were near the

falls. Amazing pictures! Almost 100 years old. Can you imagine walking on

Niagara falls?

1911 Photos of Niagara Falls ..

Thanks Darlene J.

P.S. For those who question whether Global Warming is a reality here is a reminder of what weather used to be like.

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