There is something magical and mystical about watching an endless
stream of water flow over the edge of a precipice.
The roaring sound and the mist create a very enjoyable viewing
Even today, waterfalls attract an endless stream of tourists and the
same thing was true in the 1890 - 1920 time period.
We have a number of spoons from these tourist attractions.
All spoons shown are sterling silver.
Every conceivable style of souvenir and flatware handle was used in
creating these beautiful spoons.
One of the largest waterfalls in the United States, the great falls of
the Passaic river are about 77 feet high.
As of a few years ago, these falls have become a national park.
The power generated from this hydroelectric plant fueled the growth of
Big Bull Falls and rapids, Wausau, Wisconsin
another view of Big Bull Falls
Upper Falls, Spokane, Washington
There is an upper and lower falls on the Spokane River in this
area and the city of Spokane is from the indian word meaning "swift
A hydroelectric facility was built on the upper falls in the 1920's
The Minehaha Falls in Minneapolis, Mn. is a 53 foot waterfall near Ft.
Snelling on a tributary of the
Mississippi River. The name comes from the Dakota indian language
and is loosely translated as
'laughing' waters or 'curling' waters.
The Wildcat Glen near Iowa Falls is a very scenic area.
Close walled gorges from Alden to near the South fork junction create a
beautiful and unusual
rustic beauty in Iowa that is without peer.
I have this neat sterling spoon from the Aquaduct of St.
Theresa in Rio De Janeiro.
It really doesn't belong in this exhibit, but I am not sure where to
This aquaduct was located in an 'exclusive' area of Rio De Janeiro and
provided drinking water for the family in the first part of the 1900's.
It was also a popular tourist attraction providing
a very scenic boat ride.
Visit the Niagara Falls exhibit
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