by George Bailey

In the 1920’s there was a very different Clifton Hill than we know today. In the 20’s paved roads to Niagara Falls began to appear and more tourists driving cars headed to Niagara Falls to go camping. This was something new to do in the…

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by George Bailey

SnowBird Air Show For Tomorrow is Up in the air I’ve had conflicting reports that tomorrows Snowbird air show fly over for 1:15pm over Niagara Falls is cancelled. The show is still listed on their sight as a go. I’m trying to get info…

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by George Bailey

I just had an e-mail from the media person at www.earthcam.com telling me Niagara Falls is now featured on their live videos that are located throughout the world. This video cam is located atop the Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls. Check…

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by George Bailey

My wife Ellen and I were in Queen Victoria Park at the foot of Clifton Hill this week and spotted Elvis and to be expected, “We were All Shook up”. He was performing a, “Mess of Blues” outside at the Grandview Marketplace. He had the crowd…

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by George Bailey

Parking near the falls in the early 1950’s was a lot different than it is today. Cars are parked right at the edge of the Niagara Parkway opposite the Niagara Parks Refectory Restaurant (now, Edgewaters Restaurant).This is not allowed…

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by George Bailey

A few blogs back I spoke about the International Control Structure (ICS) located in the upper river above the falls. Associated with this structure are the two drive-in theatres like structures found along the shoreline above the…

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by George Bailey

It was on August 28, 1872 that James Butler (Wild Bill Hickok) and Buffalo Bill Cody put on a “Wild West” show in the fallsview area of Niagara Falls. It was a one day event complete with a large number of Native Americans who were brought…

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by George Bailey

I learned that this picnic I spoke about in a previous blog took place on Sunday evening on the grass at Oakes Garden Theatre at the foot of Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls. Here's a photograph of part of the 400 diners who all wore white at…

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by George Bailey

This pen and ink sketch is a reproduction from an 1888 newspaper. It shows a family of four at the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Note the lack of a wall at this point. Today, a parapet adds protection from slipping over the…

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by George Bailey

No, the 670 metre long structure built between 1953 and 1957 in the upper Niagara River above the falls is a water control structure. The structure consists of 18 movable gates that extend about half-way across the Niagara River to the…

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by George Bailey

Hornblower Niagara Cruises announced recently that it had its two millionth customers on August 14th of this year. They had their first million customers on August 16th of last year. This is the second year that Hornblower Niagara has…

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by George Bailey

There are several things that I like about living in Niagara and just one of them is the availability we have to fresh fruit, especially peaches at this time of the year. Travel the Niagara Parkway, north of Niagara Falls below the…

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by George Bailey

I had lunch a few days ago at the Elements on the Falls Restaurant at the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and spotted a few costumed interpreters outside in the foyer of Table Rock Complex. I asked why they were dressed like folks…

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by George Bailey

This is a photograph from my collection of Marilyn Monroe with the American Falls in the background. Contrary to what a lot of folks think, this is a studio shot. Marilyn was positioned on a studio made wall, similar to the real one at the…

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by George Bailey

The simple answer is no BUT the water flowing over the American Falls and Canadian Horseshoe Falls is greatly reduced for power purposes. After it gets dark each evening during the busy tourist season the water flowing over the falls is…

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