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Theresa Sokolowski sent me these photos of Niagara Falls as it looked in 1911 along with some copy in an e-mail. Being an archivist, I can't resist passing them on since they are so extraordinary. "Thought you would appreciate these photos; not matter how old, it's alwas spectacular to see the Falls as it looked 98 years ago." As the story goes: "Her mother had a cousin living in Niagara Falls that year. She told the family that she and her neighbours woke up in the night feeling something was wrong. It took a while but they finally realized that it was the lack of noise. They had all become to used to the roar of the falls that the silence was unusual enough to alert their senses. Of course, at that time nearly all the houses were near the falls. Amazing pictures! Almost 100 years old. Can you imagine walking on Niagara Falls?!