Friday, July 21, 2006
"New" Tour Day 1: Little Falls, New York
Trouble free exit of GTA early Thursday morning, 22519 km on the clock. Grabbed hotel coupon book at Tim Horton's near Port Hope, ON which payed off in the evening. Brief stop at the Big Apple at Colborne, ON. Payed $2.20 toll to cross Ivy Lea bridge into US and hubby payed $6 admin fee to enter the states. Picnic lunch at roadside in Turin, NY.
Stayed at the Best Western in Little Falls, NY where restaurant service was top notch. Following a great night's sleep and continental breakfast took a walking tour of - "Canal Place [that] was home to the prosperous industries of Little Falls during the second half of the 19th Century. The textile industry employed over 15,000 people at one time. The first knitting mill started in 1872, became part of the Gilbert Knitting Company and established itself as one of the largest textile businesses in the country. In 1901 the city of Little Falls had 55 factories with 4, 408 employees producing an annual output valued at $8,500,000. In 1921 the knit goods and hosiery industries here employed 2, 234 machine operators and most of them worked in what is today called Canal Place."