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Niagra Falls - 98 years ago

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by gafinfan, Oct 31, 2009.

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  1. gafinfan

    gafinfan gunner Club Member

    The day the water stopped flowing! Waking up to that it must have seemed that the world had stopped with no noise at all.:up:

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  2. 2socks

    2socks Rebuilding Since 1973

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    ahhhhh......not far from my birthplace......Ron have you ever seen it for real....upclose............it is amazing
     
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  3. gafinfan

    gafinfan gunner Club Member

    No, but its on my bucket list!:lol:
     
  4. Ducken

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    I have been thee once when I was littLe from what I remember it was pretty amazing
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  5. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

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    My hometown.

    The Falls still looks as amazing as it does in pictures.

    The rest of the city, not so much.
     
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  6. CrunchTime

    CrunchTime Administrator Retired Administrator

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    You may be surprised to know that 12500 years ago the falls were not even in your city .:lol:

    It was 7 miles away and if you go further back in time it wasnt even in your state.:wink2:
     
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  7. cnc66

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    ... and, 12 thousand years or so in the future it will have eroded it's way through the escarpment and all the water levels above will drop a bunch
     
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  8. gafinfan

    gafinfan gunner Club Member

    I think you might be wrong Marty, I have it from a good source that the Earth takes a nose dive in 2012, just before Christmas.:lol::lol::lol:

    My source? Why Hollywood, of course, they can't be wrong can they?:lol::wink2::shifty:
     
  9. azfinfanmang

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    I was there just over 4 years ago.
    Incredible place that's for certain.

    It was sad to see how well the Canada side was doing financially compared to the American side. :pity:
     
  10. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

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    That's what happens when a city is run by crooked politicians for the last 2-3 decades.

    It's finally starting to turn around now though.
     
  11. azfinfanmang

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    We took a tour that started in the town of Niagara, and the tour guide was a lady that was born and raised.
    She was very very insightful as to what was, is and hopefully will be.

    It is indeed a quaint little town.

    We stayed at a KOA that is on a small island between Buffalo and Niagara. The people in that area were just incredibly nice. Kindve reminded me of the little town I grew up in.
     
  12. sking29

    sking29 What it takes to be cool

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    Those are amazing pics. Good thread GA. :up:
     
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  13. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

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    KOA? I have no idea what that is.

    Are you talking about Grand Island? That place is def very different from Buffalo and NF.
     
  14. azfinfanmang

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    Yeah, Grand Island.
    KOA is a campground chain. The one on Grand Island has cool little cabins to stay in. It was really very nice.
     
  15. slickj101

    slickj101 Is Water

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    Ah ok that makes sense.

    Where did you go in NF?
     
  16. azfinfanmang

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    We actually only did the tour.
    The bus picked us up on GI, and as I mentioned our tour-guide was a lady (40ish) born and raised in NF. The tour, after going across the border came back and let us off for about 2 hours in NF.
    We saw the Amewrican side and took a quick tour of NF. Only thing that really stands out was a Helo-tour place that had a miniature Helicoptor on the roof. And she pointed out a nice building that had been started, but never finished and now abbandened
     
  17. slickj101

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    lol Story of NF.

    Start nice things and then get lazy. That'd answer the question of why the canadian side is so much nicer.
     
  18. azfinfanmang

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    Yeah, this was like a civic center or something. As you did, she eluded to the crooked Govt taking the money that was raised for the building.
    Crying shame. I was very impressed with how beautiful the Country was up there.....with the exception of Buffalo of course. What a nasty dirty city that is.
     

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