Replica Victoria Falls

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FROM THE OFFICIAL GUIDE BOOK, NEW YORK WORLD’S FAIR, 1939, THIRD EDITION

The mammoth replica of Victoria Falls measures 186 feet long by 22 feet high, and, over its man-made precipice, a torrent of 60,000 gallons of water per minute roars with a voice of thunder. Natives in Africa named these mighty falls, “Mosiotunya” (“Smoke that Thunders”), but David Livingstone, the first white man to see them, named them “Victoria,” after his Queen.

The replica is an authentic reproduction within the limits of human artistry, and is noted for the beauty of its setting in the lush, jungle atmosphere of the Rain Forest, where, amid the tropic vegetation and trees, small animals and birds live freely. The amazingly lovely colors, changing in the sky from dawn to midnight, must be seen to be appreciated.

Here, in a form never attempted before, there is wrought a replica of the world’s greatest wonder–a highlight of the New York World’s Fair–and we confidently recommend all those who would see perhaps the most interesting exhibit at the Fair not to miss a spectacle which will remain long in the memory of every visitor. (Location: opposite the Parachute Jump.)

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