The Mummy in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls gets weird sometimes. Back in the 1800s, the Niagara Falls Museum opened in Canada. It had a lot of odd things, including the stereotypical Egyptian mummy. Well, when the museum went under, it was revealed the mummy in the museum turned out to be the mummy of Pharaoh Ramses 1. That’s right: Niagara Falls…

From the Archives: Buffalo, Niagara and Eastern Power Corp. Stock

It’s been a while since I’ve dropped one of my finds. Here’s one preferred stock for the Buffalo, Niagara and Eastern Power Corporation. What I find so interesting about this are the dates. It was issued in 1928, which you history buffs know is a year before the stock market crash that led to the…

I just stumbled on Festival of Lights gold

Hey flock! On a whim, I looked up the Festival of Lights (as I occasionally do). Somebody by the name of Michael Nickles uploaded a nearly 30-minute long video on the festival in the US and Canada. I’m currently watching it, but I just have to post it. TOO COOL! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhIL8dgBolo -Sheepie ❤

18,000 Bowlers in Niagara Falls?!

I’m throwing a curveball at you this week. I was actually going to save this until later (trying to stretch my findings) but I felt it was time to let it loose. I was digging through an antique store, as always, and came across this awesome piece of history. Back in the day, the Niagara…

The Niagara Falls Public Library is fantastic

Hey flock, short post today. I just wanted to point out a nice little exhibit at the Niagara Falls Public Library.  It’s a glimpse into their Dunlap collection, which haves some awesome stuff from the turn of the century. Seriously it’s really cool so go check it out if you’re in the neighborhood. 

The Wintergarden brochure

  For this week’s Advertising Niagara, I present one of my favorite pieces in my collection. This is a brochure the the good ol’ wintergarden (winter garden? winter-garden? I’ve seen it spelled so many ways). Look at this thing. It’s so wonderful. It’s so historical, too. Most of this information has been lost. I know…

The two best malls of Niagara Falls (That never actually existed)

Niagara Falls has had not one, but TWO malls not built! Real talk, flock: what I told you that the wonderful Fashion Outlets currently sitting in Town of Niagara was supposed to be built downtown? What if I told you the Mall of America was almost built downtown? What if I told you that I wasn’t…