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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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 ? […]

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