Niagara Falls 1917 Historic Buffalo

Niagara Falls Geology

This 1917 diagram from the New York State Archives shows “a section of brink of Niagara Falls showing the arrangement of hard and soft strata and illustrating the process of erosion.” Niagara Falls is only 12,000 years old, and modern Lake Erie is only half as old as that1 (while modern humans have been roaming the earth for…

Historic Buffalo Photo Annie Edson Taylor with Barrel and Cat Niagara

The Cat Who Conquered Niagara Falls

In a time before cats could achieve fame by appearing on YouTube, one courageous feline followed her destiny over the brink of the Horseshoe Falls. October 19, 1901: Five days before Annie Edson Taylor made history by surviving a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel, her manager performed a test-run with an orange and white…