Sherman Zavitz

Mark Twain’s Fantastic Trip

“Niagara Falls is a most enjoyable place of resort. The hotels are excellent and the prices not at all exorbitant.” This observation was made by the famo...

George Stathakis

Born in Greece, George Stathakis arrived in the United States in 1910 at the age of twenty-six. Working as a short-order cook, he lived in St. Louis for...

Arthur Hoyt Day

It happened in an instant. On August 24, 1844, Martha Rugg and a male friend were standing on Table Rock, then a sizeable rock shelf that projected from the top...
Sherman Zavitz

Sherman Zavitz


The official historian for both the City of Niagara Falls and The Niagara Parks Commission, Sherman is our regular contributor on all things historic.