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    1973 tourism map of Niagara Falls

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    Here is another neat map that I took a picture of a while ago. I love seeing these old maps so you can see how things have changed. The copyright on the map is from 1973, so it was from before I was born!

    You see references to the Niagara Aerocar, Marineland and Game Farm, the old Movieland location, the old Falls Tower Ride, the old Fallsway Motel (became the Comfort Inn Clifton Hill), the marine aquarium, waltzing waters, the daredevil gallery (where did that used to be?), the Niagara Falls Museum (now Bird Kingdom), the Houdini Magical Hall of Fame (now Ripley’s Moving Theatre, the old Tussaud’s location, the old Oneida Tower (now showing a Casino Niagara sign), Wonderful World of Fantasy (never heard of it), the Royal Tower (was also the Minolta Tower, and now is the Tower Hotel) and more.

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    An old Ontario map showing Niagara Falls

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    At the same store where I saw the old Niagara Falls panorama from 1913, I saw this old map.

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    They had a small area of the larger map that was specifically for the Niagara area.

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    It’s interesting to see that there were traffic circles on the QEW at that point. What would become Highway 420 was built at that point, but was not called by that name. it wasn’t until into the late 60’s and early 70’s that it became Highway 420. I think Roberts St and Newman Hill are what you are on when you drive through the lights at Stanley Ave and drive down the hill to the Rainbow Bridge.

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