National Geographic : 1941 May
Fruitful Shores of the Finger Lakes 593 Like a Long White Mantle, Taughannock Drapes a Cliff Near Cayuga Lake Dropping 215 feet, the water falls a greater distance than even mighty Niagara. The smaller figure (left background) is a key to its height. Indians once called the falls Taghkanic, meaning "The Great Fall in the Woods." The cascade is situated at the head of a rocky glen in Taughannock Falls State Park.