Niagara History

Who was the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel and survive?

Annie Taylor a 63 year old school teacher who went over the Falls. Annie was seeking her fame and fortune but did not find fortune, just fleeting fame and continued life. She went over the Canadian-Horseshoe Falls on her birthday, October 24, 1901. She became the first person to survive the trip over the Falls […]

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Tourists and locals strolling along the walk above the Niagara Gorge between the American and Canadian Falls

How Many Tourists Visit Niagara Falls Each Year?

30 million visit Niagara Falls Ontario and the number is rising each year. Add to that 6 to 8 million who visit Niagara Falls, New York and don’t wander over to the Canadian side. So I guess it proper to say that about 38 million visit Niagara Falls each year. Standing at the edges of […]

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Fort Niagara in New York State

What Was The War Of 1812 and Did Canada and The U.S. Fight?

On October 13, 1812 war came to the Niagara region when American troops crossed the Niagara River from Fort Niagara in the U.S. in the hopes of capturing the town of Newark (now Niagara on the Lake) in then Upper Canada. The picture above is of Fort Niagara at the tip of the Niagara River […]

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