A Picturesque Landscape
On this day, thousands of people watched as Niagra Falls was officially opened.
The area had been thoroughly cleaned up, improved, and made more accessible.
Prior to the restoration, Frederick Law Olmsted said of the Falls,
“I have followed the Appalachian chain almost from end to end, and traveled on horseback, in search of the picturesque; over four thousand miles… without finding … the same quality of forest beauty which was once abundant about the falls.”