HIGGS: Early tourism took visitors below and behind the falls

From the Niagara Gazette: Since Franciscan monk and explorer Louis Hennepin became the first European to encounter the “Falls at Niagara” in 1658 we could call him the first “tourist,” but let’s start in the early 19th century. We will begin around the time of the construction of the Erie Canal on July 4, 1817…

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“Visions of Canada” (including Niagara Falls)

At another store, I recently saw this book called Visions of Canada. It is a collection of stories and essays about different parts of Canada. The section about Niagara Falls is from novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne‘s visit in 1832 (but not published until 1835). Oh, that I had never heard of Niagara till I beheld it!…

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