Niagara History: The Early Inhabitants of Niagara

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NIAGARA EARLY INHABITANTS Man has probably been on the Niagara Frontier for 9,000 years. The earliest stone tools left by wandering hunters have been tentatively dated at 7000 B.C. Artifacts uncovered at River-haven on Grand Island and at Lewiston are believed to date from 1000 B.C. and 160 A.D. respectively. Although discoveries from pre-Christian time […]

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Wine the Environment

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What matters most about the place grapes grow is the climate. Merlot wont grow any better in Jakarta than bananas do in Minnesota. Climate is the long-term weather pattern of a place, and in general, grapes don’t like extreme weather. Some grapes like it colder than others—for instance, Riesling can thrive in Germany’s chilly Mosel-Saar-Ruwer […]

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The Niagara War History: the War of 1812

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Around Niagara Falls: The Historic Places The Village of Queenston is located 12 miles north of Niagara Falls. There once stood the barracks housing detachments of Butler’s famous Rangers who, along with their Indian allies, raided deep into New York State during the Revolutionary War. Here, too, lived the wealthy Robert Hamilton, master of the […]

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Interesting Historical Facts About Niagara Falls

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It is said that the name Niagara originates from an Iroquois word meaning thunder of waters. The original inhabitants of the region were the Ongiara (an Iroquois tribe named the Neutrals by French settlers, who found them helpful in mediating disputes with other tribes). Who gave the first recorded eyewitness description of Niagara Falls? Samuel […]

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