Brought back by popular demand for the EIGHTH Year!


 This new walking tour will START and END at the Rotary Park Terminal Building on Southern Ave. This Tour will focus only on the area of the Southside, south of the Mohawk River, and Barge Canal.  If you took this tour in the past, and you could not finish beyond Casler Street or finished sooner, come hear the stories you missed!

Southside Death March T-shirts are available for $20 on the day of the walk or before. Proceeds support the LF Historical Society.

WHAT:  The “Tour” will focus on growing up on the Southside from 1957 to 1970, with a theme that was NOT “Leave It to Beaver” or “Ozzie and Harriet” or “My Three Sons”, but instead a very different and special experience. The history is about the places, the people, and the memories. You will find some of the stories very entertaining!

 AUDIENCE:  Anyone with an interest in the Southside during the 1960s, or those from the Northside who never understood Southside people, or those not from Little Falls who married Little Falls Southsiders, or their adult children.  Some “adult?” content or described behaviors may not be suitable for children.

If you are a photographer, you will find great opportunities for photos in a variety of natural vistas, vegetation, etc.

Bring your camera.

WHEN: Saturday, August 13, 2022
10:30AM – 12:30 PM  

The time is flexible and is based upon the pace and stamina of the attendees.  There will be time for questions and answers.

WHERE: Meet at the Rotary Park Terminal Building on Southern Ave by 10:30 am. We will start on time. Parking is available. 

Special Needs:  The walk includes unpaved dirt paths, uneven surfaces, and climbing up and down open stair gratings at heights. In addition, the outdoor temperatures may be hot. Some areas require moderate to vigorous physical activity.  For your comfort and safety, bring drinking water, sunglasses, a hat, and suntan lotion. Please wear comfortable and stable walking shoes.

Pandemic Concerns – This tour is outdoors with social distancing. We will adhere to all NYS and CDC guidelines in effect at the time of the event. Other personal protective measures such as masks are optional based on your personal comfort. 

Pets:  Please do not bring your pets as we may encounter other “pets” that are not under owner command or on a leash.

Tour Guide and Organizer:

Gary Thomas Staffo

Phone: 703-336-7241


Gary is Southside “born and bred” and he shares and preserves the rich memories of life on the Southside.  Don’t miss the gems! 

REGISTRATION: Advance registration is requested and appreciated. Please register by phone or email. If you have questions or concerns please contact Gary.

 Hope to see you at Southside Walking tour VIII