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    From Collective Evolution:

    Can you imagine if we were still walking around at night using candles to light our way, or heating our homes only by fire? Sure, it’s romantic and nostalgic to do that once in a while, but at the end of the day, society would look extremely different without the use of electricity. Read More…

    100 Things: Marvel at Niagara Falls in winter

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    From the Buffalo News (including several beautiful pictures):

    Even Tesla was freezing.

    That is one image that sticks with me after the overwhelming experience of seeing Niagara Falls in winter. You know that oversized, Soviet-style statue of Nikola Tesla that sits on Stedman’s Bluff, overlooking the American Falls? The great scientist sat hunkered down, the blueprints in his lap covered in snow and ice, and you could swear he was shivering.

    Not to sound like your mother, Nikola, but you shouldn’t go anywhere near Niagara Falls in winter without the proper attire.

    I learned that the hard way.

    Unknown Stories of WNY: Tesla’s Niagara Legacy

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    From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo (includes video):

    As Dan Davis, Joan Johnson and Lewis Buttery sit in the cafe at the Niagara Arts Culture Center, they discuss Niagara Falls history, and how it could mean big things for the future of the Cataract City. As members of the group Tesla at Niagara, they envision the famous inventor’s creation energizing tourists of the future.

    The group is trying to establish a museum dedicated to the work of Nikola Tesla and the Niagara Falls Power Company.

    Honouring a pioneer

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    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.

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