• Niagara Time Capsules and Train Rides

    The time capsule discovered this week on-site at the Morse & Son Funeral Hall asks residents to remember a part of their heritage. On Thursday, the community came together as city members opened the time capsule on Main Street. Inside, the box contained:

    • Post card dated September 16, 1948
    • Library Board minutes with envelopes addressed to various councilors
    • September 14, 1949 issues of the Niagara Falls Review, Niagara Falls Gazette, and the Globe and Mail
    • A piece of cake

    It has been nearly 65 years since this box was sealed and would have never been found if not for the construction. Currently, the location is undergoing a $800,000 development project to modernized the reception hall, making it more handicap accessible. Since 1993, Morse & Son have owned this location, but this time capsule begs us to recall a time when it had still been the city public library.

    Also in the news this week, another historically significant landmark is being altered to better serve the community. The Niagara Falls Incline Railway will re-open August 16th and will stay operational year-round. The $7-million project, intended to boost tourist convenience, includes:

    • 2 train cars
    • 40 passenger maximum
    • 62 seconds at a distance of 195 feet

    The Niagara Falls Incline Railway has served the region since 1966. Up until this point, it has only been a seasonal tourist attraction, so this upgrade could mean great things for the city’s tourist sector come fall and winter.

     

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