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    Boom Days gets fired up in the Falls

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    The cannon will fire again for LaSalle, Hennepin & Company at the 12th annual Niagara Falls Boom Days set for 7 p.m. on Saturday.

    This date will mark the 125th anniversary of the formation of the City of Niagara Falls, completed when the Town of LaSalle incorporated itself to the city in 1927, but Boom Days has an older tradition in which it honors Cavalier LaSalle and Father Hennepin who opened the fur trade up for the France and crossed the Great Lakes to Wisconsin in 1679 from Griffin Park Boat Locks.

    In full costume, Kenneth Sherman will play the explorer LaSalle while Walter Kendzia plays Father Hennepin, and both will paddle from Griffon Park Boat Locks to the LaSalle Yacht Club with any would-be companions.

    Niagara Falls names panel to lead 125th anniversary observance

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    From the Buffalo News:

    City Historian Elaine Timm was named chairwoman of a committee that will organize this year’s events to mark the 125th anniversary of Niagara Falls becoming a city in 1892.

    The city was incorporated on March 17, 1892, and the city will mark that date in conjunction with the Ancient Order of Hibernians’ annual St. Patrick’s Day event in the Niagara Falls Conference and Events Center.

    A Facebook page, NF125 Anniversary Committee, will be used to announce upcoming events and contests, and to share historical information. Residents also may use the page to suggest community events.

    Niagara Falls gearing up for 125th anniversary

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    The city of Niagara Falls is gearing up for a special anniversary party.

    City officials announced the creation of a new committee on Wednesday that will lead the local effort to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Niagara Falls, USA.

    The city was formally incorporated on March 17, 1892, meaning the city’s quasquicentennial will be arriving on March 17.

    Dedication to mark Falls park’s anniversary

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    From the Buffalo News:

    The yearlong celebration of the 125th anniversary of Niagara Falls State Park — the oldest state park in the nation — will reach a climax on Thursday when State Parks Commissioner Carol Ash dedicates Heritage Park, a refurbished “pocket park” at Main Street and the Robert Moses Parkway, just outside the main park.

    Ash will be joined by relatives of Thomas V. Welch, who was the first superintendent of the state park, for the 1:30 p. m. ceremony.

    July 15, 1885, was the date on which then-Gov. David B. Hill officially opened the park to the public. Once privately owned, the park property had become a state reservation in April 1885 when Hill signed the necessary bond issue.

    Niagara Falls Attractions Offer Excitement at Every Turn

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    From a PR Newswire press release seen at Yahoo! Finance:

    Along with summer’s warmer, longer days and clear blue skies comes the opportunity to experience Niagara Falls State Park in all her glory. Be a part of history with us as July 15, 2010 marks Niagara Falls State Park’s 125th Anniversary! With attractions open for the season, including Cave of the Winds, Maid of the Mist and the Niagara Gorge Discover Center, now is the perfect time to discover the power of the park’s legendary Falls.

    Park poised for 125th anniversary

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    From the Buffalo News:

    Dignitaries from around the nation and Canada came to Niagara Falls in 1885 to be a part of history when the governor of New York accepted the Niagara Reservation as a state park.

    Organizers hope marching units will come from far and wide to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the park with a parade July 17.

    Niagara Falls State Park Named Top ‘Green’ Destination in New York

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    From a press release found on Hospitality-1st.com:

    Niagara Falls State Park topped New York’s top ten green travel destinations Monday (April 26) by I Love New York, as part of the state tourism agency’s new “Green Heart NY” promotion initiative.

    “It’s truly fitting that New York’s oldest state park topped the list of green destinations in the year of its 125th anniversary,” said Carol Ash, Commissioner of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. “New York’s state parks are our greenest and greatest treasures, drawing tens of millions of visitors every year – not only because they’re affordable vacation destinations right in our own backyard – but because there’s nothing else like them in the world.”

    State parks loving parade?

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    City tourism officials expressed support on Monday for a tentative plan to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the opening of Niagara Falls State Park with a July parade through the downtown area.

    Members of the Niagara Falls Tourism Advisory Board endorsed the concept of the city celebration parade, which is being developed in cooperation with state parks by Peach Festival parade organizer and former A Festival of Lights CEO Jerry Wolfgang.

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