The Most Interesting Events & Facts in History of Niagara Falls

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Niagara Falls History The most interesting events and facts in history of Niagara Falls. See how Niagara was created, about famous people visiting Niagara Niagara Falls history article is about creation, how the most famous waterfalls were created, first settlers, Niagara development, famous people, including Nikola Tesla, and other history highlights. We will also cover the […]

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Chronology: History of Niagara Falls

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 Chronology of the important dates. Facts, events and famous people in Niagara Falls history History of Niagara Falls is the article about chronology of the important history facts, dates, events and people visiting the waterfalls, from the formation to the modern days. History of Niagara Falls – Events from thousands of years ago 18 000 […]

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The Legend of the Maid of the Mist

Long ago, the peaceful tribe of the Ongiaras lived beside the Niagara River. For an unknown reason, Indians were dying, and it was believed that the tribe must appease the Thunder God Hinum, who lived with his two sons in a cave behind the Falls. At first, the Indians sent canoes laden with fruit, flowers […]

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HISTORY: Shooting the Rapids in Niagara Falls

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Carlisle Graham On Sunday, July 11th, 1886 Graham Carlisle, a barrel maker from Philadelphia became the first person ever to shoot the Great Gorge Rapids in a barrel. Capt. Joel Robinson had already piloted the Maid of the Mist from it’s landing below the Horseshoe Falls to Queenston in 1861. Carlisle Graham would make his […]

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Miracle At Niagara Falls: The Roger Woodward Story

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On a warm July afternoon in 1960 Jim Honeycutt, from Niagara Falls, New York took two young friends for a boat ride in the upper Niagara River. The boat quickly developed engine problems, and capsized, throwing the three passengers into the river upstream from the falls. Jim Honeycutt was quickly swept over the edge to […]

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Niagara Falls History

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There are a multitude of theories on the origin of the name “Niagara falls”, which is one of the most spectacular and famous naturally occurring wonders in North America, perhaps the world. In the middle of the last millennium, Europeans reached North America and began to explore its vast natural wonders. Seventeenth century maps of […]

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