TAUGHANNOCK

2005-10, slate and steel, 16"h x30"w x6"d

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The title derives from Taughannock Falls (pronounced /tÉËɡænÉk/ ) located in a dramatic slate gorge northwest of Ithaca near Trumansburg, New York.

The name Taughannock comes from the Algonquian - speaking Lenni Lenape (Delaware) Indians,

referring either to chief Taughannock or the word taghkanic (great fall in the woods).

The main cataract of the falls is a 215-foot drop (66 m), making it 33 feet (10 m) taller than Niagara Falls.

It is one of the largest single-drop waterfalls east of the Rocky Mountains.