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90 years of illuminating Niagara Falls

Even in these jaded, media-savvy days of computer-generated graphics and Instagram, there’s something special about seeing Niagara Falls illuminated at night.

It’s incredible to think that tourists and locals alike have been taking in that view for 90 years.

Eighty-five years ago this week, The News featured a story on the modern technological marvel and how it was done. It’s not much different today.

"Giving Niagara its evening dress"

"Among the first things the American or Canadian tourist probably will do upon returning home from a holiday trip to Europe will be to visit Niagara Falls. And this goes even if his home is as nearby as La Salle or Chippawa."

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