Spier Falls, Moreau, NY

Spier Falls was eradicated by a hydroelectric dam built between 1900 and 1903. That plus the fact that the reverse of the postcard lists the rates to Cuba and other U.S. possessions dates this to 1898 or 1899.

The dam was said to be the world’s fourth largest at the time of its completion. A recent article in the Adirondack Almanack describes how 29 died during its construction, including 19 in a single ferry accident during spring flooding. Nearly all of those who died were immigrant Italian laborers.

In Italiano:

Spier Falls fu distrutto di una diga idroelectrica che fu construito dal 1900 al 1903. Questo, e il fatto che il dritto della cartolina elenca i costi a Cuba e altri territori degli stati uniti significa che il dato è 1898 oppure 1899.

La diga fu la quarta più grande nel mondo al tempo. Un articolo recente nel giornale Adirondack Almanack descrive la maniera in cui 29 lavoratori morirono durante la sua costruzione, inclusi 19 in un incidente su un traghetto durante le alluvioni primaverili. Quasi tutti i decessi erano immigrati dall’Italia.

2 thoughts on “Spier Falls, Moreau, NY

  1. The message on the back was asking for advice on purchasing some felt that seemed to be of low quality, even though the price was right. I could not make out the signature, but the person I sent it to suggested it could be Dud, for Dudley.

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