The Leonard Lopate Show Edit this Published in The Leonard Lopate Show Inventing Niagara Falls Listen 19 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe width="600" height="130" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="//www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=json/56301"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Find out how Niagara Falls went from being a small town with a big waterfall, to a major tourist attraction and even an environmental disaster. Ginger Strand’s new book is Inventing Niagara: Beauty, Power, and Lies.