Freeze frame: Niagara Falls, 1903

Niagara Falls, 1903

A lone wanderer stands at the foot of the partially frozen Niagara Falls © Getty

A lone wanderer stands at the foot of the partially frozen Niagara Falls. A common sight, large chunks of ice from Lake Erie and the Niagara River go over the falls, forcing icy water in an upward direction, which then freezes and forms an ice bridge. Before a tragic accident in 1912, people could walk across to Canada on the ice, take horses and carts onto it, and some folks looking to make a pretty penny even set up refreshment stands.

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