Day into Night
An Around-the-Clock Power Project
— Reservoir State Park —
Over 10,000 people contributed to the work that made the Niagara Power Project a stunning piece of engineering and the largest hydroelectric power plant built in the Western World up to that time.
The New York Power Authority assembled some of the best in their respective trades from around the United States and the world to take on the behemoth task of building this facility in four years.
The workforce was diverse: men, women, Native Americans, veterans of World War II, members of the Civilian Conservation Corps, students and many others. By nature, this type of project was difficult. The workers faced daunting conditions and year-round elements while performing the around-the-clock work to build the Power Project.
"Many of the men on the power project were WWII veterans. Once they were back home, having endured the wrath of war, no obstacle was even remotely Insurmountable."
Ken Glennon, Author
Hard Hats of Niagara
Erected by NY Power Authority.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce
Location. 43° 7.9′ N, 79° 0.933′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, New York, in Niagara County. Marker can be reached from Witmer Road (New York State Route 31) north of Woodard Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Located in Reservoir State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls NY 14301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Feat of Engineering (within shouting distance of this marker); O'Shea Hall (1967), Seton Hall (1970) (approx. 1.1 miles away); For God and Country (approx. 1.1 miles away); Dunleavy Hall (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Seminary of Our Lady of Angels (approx. 1.2 miles away); Varsity Village (1939), Timon Hall (1952) (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bailo Hall (1992) (approx. 1.2 miles away); St. Vincent's Hall (approx. 1.2 miles away).
Also see . . . Niagara Power Project. (Submitted on December 12, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 21 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.