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    Local historian Gromosiak honored for life’s work

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    The imprint left by the career of Paul Gromosiak can be found across the world, from the knowledge of tourists who have taken home his books to the advances of the city of Niagara Falls which might not have happened without him.

    On Friday morning he was honored for his life’s work and the powerful impact it has had on Niagara Falls and Niagara County. Following a ceremony and a series of proclamations from city, county and state officials, a plaque in his honor was unveiled in Heritage Park in the Falls.

    Niagara Falls books at flea market/antique sale

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    This past summer I went to the Erie County Fair. It’s great! If you live near enough, you should defnitely check it out.

    Anyway, there is a small shop that is kind of like a flea market or antique store. I noticed a cabinet that had a bunch of Niagara Falls books in it (some older than others)

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    The books included:

    Saving Niagara Falls, One (Tightrope) Step At A Time

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    From WNYC Public Radio (you can listen to the 5-minute audio segment):

    Niagara Falls has long been a magnet for daredevils, but strict laws have kept them away for more than a century. That’s expected to change Friday, when circus performer Nik Wallenda will walk a two-inch-thick wire above the giant waterfall. It’s an exception officials hope will rescue tourism — and the city’s economy.

    At the Haunted House of Wax in Niagara Falls, tourists are greeted by two signs: one that beckons visitors to meet ghoulish wax figurines and another advertising that the building is for sale. It’s a common sight in a downtown that’s also dotted with empty lots and tacky gift shops.

    Paul Gromosiak has lived here for 70 years, and he still remembers the glory days. He keeps a homemade model of Niagara Falls on his kitchen table with little flags on toothpicks to mark stunts from the past 200 years. He’s already added one for Nik Wallenda.

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