Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 17, 1975 · Page 83
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 83

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 17, 1975
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Niagara Face Lift By Robert J. Dunphy (c)1975 N.Y. Timei Service Niagara Falls, "the honeymoon capital of the world" when mother was a girl, has had her face lifted, and the treatment seems to have worked miracles: Last year the resort in western New York attracted a record 16 million tourists. A 5250-million urban renewal program has bulldozed away a vast section of the city's slums and replaced it with a $37-million International Convention "Center. An $8-million Municipal Plaza and a ilO-million covered mall extending from the plaza to the falls are nearing completion. A Hilton Hotel opened recently and two other hotels are oh the drawing boards. In addition, environmental spe- Cycle Advice Ian Hibell, a 41-year-old British bicyclist who has pedaled 100 : 000 miles in the last 10 years, says he believes, there are about seven "serious bicyclists" currently riding around the world. Hibell, who is on a lecture tour of American Youth Hostels, adds that about a dozen wheelers embark on a global circuit every year, but most drop by the wayside shortly after setting out because of inadequate preparation. : His own most recent accomplishment; aiv 18,000-mile haul from Tierra Del Fuego at the southern tip of South America to Circle City, Alaska, where the road in North America runs out. It's been a bumpy road tor Hibell on some of his travels. He was hospitalized with altitude sickness after biking to the ruins of Machu Pic- chu in Peru over a 17,000-foot-high Andean Pass; he sustained a broken leg from a spill in Bangkok, and a broken nose-from another in Taiwan. Here are a few tips Hibell passes along to aspiring long-distance bikers: Travel light; never carry more :than 39 pounds, including sleeping bag,, tools, food containers (the bike weighs 24 pounds). Learn to do all your own repairs. Don't stint; buy quality equipment. cialists have been studying the famous falls themselves, which have "retreated" approximately seven miles in the past 12.000 years, with "retreats" during the last 700 years of approximately 3.000 feet at the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. Their findings: The World's best-known cataract, with some corrective measures, should continue as a spectacular attraction for ages to come. To aid in their study, the environmentalists built a complete miniature model of the falls, cascading water and all. and spent a year and a half on the scene examining the rock formations and evaluating plans to improve visitor safety. Top priority was given to relocating railings at visitor overlooks 'and constructing structually supported viewing platforms to avoid a recurrence of a 1967 incident when 100 tons of rock broke away from Prospect Point, a favorite spot for viewing the falls v and plunged into the gorge. No one was injured in the slide, the fourth at the falls in 40 years, but the falling rocks damaged a souvenir shop. One method used in reducing the risk of injuries to visitors is the expansion of an electronic system that would detect even the most moderate rock movements at the falls and deliver an early-warning signal to park pol- . ice headquarters. - RIAL ESTATE 256U2M HE! 2SV2743 Johnnie Mercer's FISHING FUN IS OUR BUSMESS * FISHING PIER * GIFT SHOP * RESTAURANT * REAL ESTATE OCEAN FRONT APARTMENTS Wrightsvill* Beach, N.C. Barbara and Smitty " are devoted to your comfort! Relax! You're at home in Crepe Myrtle. Bar- bore and Smitty, managers and owners, see to it personally. There's o bedroom or apartment ·for any size group, many with kitchens and dining oreos. There's TV and air conditioning and electric refrigerators in all rooms. Best of oil, it's inexpensive. Come visit us soon (or hospitality you won't forget for a long time. 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Call 1 -803-448-4345 A f ' f ) DRAWER Cl705 South Ocean Blvd. +J Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577 Harry Wi'l/pughby, Manager I I I I I I I I I I I Virginia is Revolutionary excitement in Colonial Williamsburg. Mount Vernon and Monticello. The Blue Ridge Mountains. Caverns and beaches. Jamestown. Yorktown. Family fun at Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion All together in one great state, for more fun, more vacation--more America-to the mile. Because whatever you love, it's here. Virginia is for lovers^ FOB FREE 36-MGE COLOR VACATION GUIDE AND BROCHURES ON YOUR SPECIAL TRAVEL INTERESTS, visit, write or call VIRGINIA STATE TRAVEL SERVICE: Depl. 8105. I I Rockefeller Plaza. New York 10020. phone (212) 245-3080; Dcpt. 8105.6 North Sixth St.. Richmond 232)9. phone (804) 770-4484: Dept. 8105. 906 17hSt.. N. W.. Washington 20006, phone (202) 293-5350. Name Address State/Zip I I I I J . if, 1975 '.'

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