WHO SAID IT? If you answered Nikola Tesla, you are correct. Tesla was speaking about harnessing the power of Niagara Falls, which he admired as a young boy. He went on to design the first hydropower plant there; construction took three years and power first flowed to homes in nearby Buffalo, New York, on Nov. 16, 1896. A statue of Tesla on Goat Island overlooks the falls today. ----- Learn more Tesla facts: http://go.usa.gov/WEeV #EdisonvsTesla
A New York National Guard airman assists in snow removal efforts from the roof of the Eden Heights Assisted Living Facility in West Seneca, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2014. The airman is assigned to the 107th Airlift Wing based in Niagara Falls, N.Y.