The above photo was taken January 7, 1925, of one of the cars of the "Great Gorge Route"
While the Maid of the Mist is certainly the longest-running sightseeing tour in Niagara Falls, the Great Gorge Route was the most popular for a time. John Slater dives into the international railroad line that attracted millions.
Very early on a January morning, the force of nature met early steel span technology, resulting in a tremendous wreck; a record number of people rushed to view the scene, and many of them brought cameras.
Three centuries ago, French traders established this small, but important site in what is now Lewiston.
For centuries, people of all backgrounds and walks of life have recorded their impressions of Niagara Falls. Jack Wysocki provides a survey of these viewpoints, as well as the accompanying development — good and bad — of one of Western New York's most significant geographic features.