10 Feb 2016

Photos show the moment Niagara Falls was switched off

Nearly four decades later, the photos have been released after a man from Connecticut stumbled upon them.  Russ Glasson had found the photos in an old shoebox he found at his in-laws’ home.  Apparently, his in-laws had taken the pictures during visits to Niagara Falls.  Glasson had explained that his in-laws took the photos over the six-month span, from June to November, when the Army was working on it.

Two rockslides, in 1931 and 1954, had caused a large amount of the rock to be collected at the base of the waterfall.  In 1965, a local newspaper had stated that if the rocks were not removed from the base, the waterfall would eventually cease to flow altogether.


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