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Table Rock, Niagara

Pattern Category: Places

Series: Shell Border, Circular Center

Object Type: Dinner and Dessert Wares


  • Diameter: 10.125 inches


This plate shows what was once the Table Rock at Niagara Falls (NY). This shelf of rock jutting from the Canadian shore was first revealed in the mid 18th century as the Horseshoe Falls receded, and was the first major vantage point for tourists viewing the Falls. Several rockfalls throughout the 19th century diminished it, the major break occurring in 1850 when a third of the shelf fell into the river below. For safety reasons the remainder of Table Rock was blasted away in 1935.