Thursday, September 20, 2012

Niagara Falls 1911



I never would have thought Niagara Falls could ever freeze but here it is, frozen like rock.
That must have been some winter in 1911. lol
According to stats it was -40 degrees when this happened.

Most of the freezing takes place on the US side and ice thickness has been known to reach 50 feet
The river still flows underneath though. It never stops.Niagara Falls is about 180 feet deep. The falls themselves are about 180 feet high and 2500 feet wide. The water that makes up the falls comes from four of the five Great Lakes.

By July 15, 1885, tourism and the preservation of Niagara Falls became a priority as the 400-acre Niagara Reservation State Park officially opened. While currently known as Niagara Falls State Park, it is the oldest state park in the country.

The Niagara River is said to be flowing up instead of down.
Because the earth is round most rivers flow down from the north but a few flow North from the south and the Niagara is one of them flowing from NEW YORK STATE into Ontario

 Pend Oreille is another one flowing from Idaho into Washington State and then British Columbia

The St Lawrence flows north west connecting the great lakes to the ocean

Vermont has many rivers flowing north into Canada.


Michael J Fox starred in a movie from that area called Where the Rivers Flow North.

Interesting. 

xoxoxoxoxo

6 comments:

Adam said...

-40? I didn't know it got that cold in Canada. Even in the norther parts like the Yukon.

Diana said...

That really must have been an awesome sight to see! I've never been there but my mom and dad went there for a honeymoon trip in the 50's. I didn't know that it flowed up, really amazing! Love Di ♥

A Lady's Life said...

Adam - Up north it's to be expected but down south it is very rare. :)

A Lady's Life said...

Diana - My parents used to love going there and I took my Mom up there before she died and sick as she was, she enjoyed it.She was so nasty that day but when we got to the car she said: That was nice. lol
I think with this alzheimers and parkinsons the people are trapped inside their brain but they still are in there.Those are very bad diseases

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Amazing shots .. thanks for showing us .. cheers Hilary

A Lady's Life said...

Thanks Hilary