Collage depicting Love Canal in 2001
Caption: This poster is part of the New York State Department of Conservation parks and recreation series. This particular scene depicts the Love Canal Recreation and Residential Park as it now appears in 2001. The centerpiece is the mounded area in the middle, a temporary storage area for dewatered by-products of industrial production. The mound contains 1,350,000 cubic yards of byproducts excavated from the LaSalle area to downtown Niagara Falls (as was most of the city). It is now used as an egg rolling hill at Easter, a ski hill in the winter, and as just a great place to slide down anytime of the year. The foreground is along the shore of the beautiful Niagara River, another-flower enshrouded park. The former LaSalle parkway was removed to enhance the park-like setting and the excavated materials used to bury the LaSalle area and most of the city itself all the way to the Hooker office building which still stands to this day (on the horizon, center-right).
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“Collage depicting Love Canal in 2001,” Digital Collections - University at Buffalo Libraries, accessed August 19, 2022, https://digital.lib.buffalo.edu/items/show/16301.