From the Niagara Falls Review:
As a young boy, Nikola Tesla saw an image of the Horseshoe Falls in a travel book and told his uncle he wanted to put a wheel under the falls to harness the power of the moving water.
A bronze statue of the brilliant inventor has stood guard at the same point where that photograph was taken since 2006.
The monument shows Tesla in a long overcoat, carrying a top hat in his left hand. In his right hand, he’s carrying a cane, depicting the moment he conceived of alternating current by drawing diagrams on the ground.
He’s standing atop an AC motor, one of the 300 inventions he patented.
Tesla’s most outstanding feat was harnessing the power of Niagara Falls for long distance transmission of electricity.