Tag: 1800s

    HIGGS: More about hotels and a tourist home

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    Visitors to the city of Niagara Falls usually came by train in the early years when railroads were the main conveyance for tourists. However, you could not be in a hurry to reach your destination as travel by rail during 1800 for example was very slow. It probably took at least 10 days to get from New York City to Niagara Falls but this was almost cut in half by 1830. Imagine stepping off the train at the depot on Falls Street during the late 1800s and met by transport to your hotel , probably one of the notable hotels of the day. Ladies dresses of the day had a bustle and usually three of four underskirts. And her shoes would be what we now refer to as “high button shoes.” Gentlemen wore a frock coat and a top hat to look his best.

    The hidden history of Niagara Falls

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    From WIVB channel 4 in Buffalo:

    In Niagara Falls, historians and members of the community are working together to uncover the hidden history of the Underground Railroad in the Cataract City. Read More…

    105 years ago, Niagara Falls ice bridge cracks, and three are swept to their deaths

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    From the Buffalo News:

    Believe it or not, visitors to Niagara Falls used to be able to walk on the ice bridges that form naturally at the base of the cataracts.

    The ice bridges form every winter, typically in January Read More…

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