Last week I received the latest email from the Skylon Tower. I’ve noticed that all of their newsletters look the same.
I found this card on the ground the other day. I’m not sure if they do this for a lot of tour groups (they probably do), but apparently people who use King Tour & Limousine Service can get 13% off souvenirs and meals over $20. Essentially the people are saving the taxes.
The other day I read about (I don’t remember where) the Crap Souvenirs web site. The site has a collection of pictures of souvenirs from around the world. As the name indicates, these are all “crappy” (really tacky or nonsensical) souvenirs.
I did a search for Niagara Falls thinking that there would be a lot of them, but as of the time of this writing, there is only 1 set of
From the Niagara Falls Review:
One of the most dramatic and tragic events in the history of Niagara Falls took place 100 years ago Saturday.
Feb. 4, 1912, a Sunday, was a clear, windy and very cold day in Niagara Falls. Nevertheless, hundreds of people — both residents and tourists — were on hand that morning to view the gorgeous winter scenery around the falls and to take a walk on the ice bridge.
One of Niagara’s most spectacular winter creations, the ice bridge is essentially a suspended glacier, often of great thickness, that stretches across the gorge just below the Falls. Beginning in the 1880s, it became a popular winter playground. Local businessmen even set up concession shanties out on the ice where one could buy drinks, including whisky, hot dogs, souvenirs and get a tintype picture taken.
This souvenir shop on Ferry St is now closed (I’m not sure how long it has been closed for). As you can see, they went bankrupt.
A few years ago I posted about a penny souvenir I found on the ground. By penny souvenir, I mean the coins (sometimes just metal slugs) which you put through a machine and it leaves an imprint of something on the metal. This led me on a bit of search for where these machines are located. Unfortunately, the Squished Peny Museum is now “closed”, but the Penny Collector still has a list ing of local machines. According to the site, there are currently 17 of these machines in Niagara Falls.
Recently, I found another of the pennies on the ground. If you look at the under side of the coin, you can tell that it really was an American penny.