Tag Archives: History

Have the waters at the Niagara Falls ever stopped flowing?

Ever since records have been kept about the history of the Falls of Niagara, there have only been three occasions when the water flow over the Falls has been greatly reduced and/or restricted. They are as follows: Unfortunately, news reports in 1848 were stretchy at best. The exact times that Niagara Falls ran dry was not specifically recorded. It however began near midnight on March 29th 1848 and the early … Read more »

Lewiston Museum – Familiarize yourself with the history of Lewiston, New York State (FREE)

The Lewiston Museum was built as St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the cornerstone being laid in 1835. Dennis Harrison and mason James Wilson constructed the small church. The architect is unknown. A balcony extended across the northern interior wall. The first rector of this historic church was the Reverend Rufus Murray, posted to Lewiston as a missionary in 1838. He remained in Lewiston for nine years, keeping detailed records. During this … Read more »

Movieland Wax Museum of the Stars – A walk through entertainment history

A walk through Movieland is a like a walk through entertainment history. You’ll see everything from classics like “Indiana Jones” and the “Terminator”, to current hits like “Twilight” and “Pirates of the Caribbean”. At Movieland wax museum you see top movie, television and music celebrities up close and personal. Take your picture with Hollywood sensations like Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones and Tom Hanks … Read more »

Niagara Falls Geology Facts & Figures (History & Future)

How High is the Falls? How fast is the water? Here are some of the numbers… The Niagara River is about 58 kilometres (36 mi.) in length and is the natural outlet from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. The elevation between the two lakes is about 99 metres (326 ft.), half occurring at the Falls themselves. The total area drained by the Niagara River is approximately 684,000 square kilometres (264,000 … Read more »