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    NIAGARA DISCOVERIES: ‘A. Lincoln and Family’ visited Niagara Falls

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    From the Lockport Journal:

    Today is the 152nd anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln. We know that our 16th president visited the Niagara Frontier at least twice, and possibly three times, before he took his first oath of office in March, 1861. Read More…

    The story of the Niagara River: The water wonder of the world

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    From the Globe and Mail:

    Oscar Wilde, Richard Nixon, Pierre Trudeau, Marilyn Monroe, Winston Churchill, Shirley Temple, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Charles Blondin, Wild Bill Hickok, Laura Secord, H.G. Wells, Charles Dickens, Helen Keller, Sir Harry Oakes, Jimmy Stewart, Princess Diana …

    Bit characters all – in a story in which the main character has always been and will always be: the Falls.

    Those famous names, with one notable exception, were all as impressed in their day by Niagara Falls as will be the millions of visitors who come this year to stare in awe at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

    Helen Keller, who could not see and could not hear, experienced the falls through her hands. She was so moved by the vibrations she could feel on a hotel windowsill that she told her mother: “One feels helpless and overwhelmed in the presence of such a vast force.”

    For sale: the worst of the worst in wax

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Crime doesn’t pay. Unless, of course, you’re selling the criminal.

    Harry Riley, 80, is selling wax figures from the former Criminal Hall of Fame in Niagara Falls online. Ed Gein, John Wayne Gacy and Adolf Hitler are among the 28 figures available on local Kijiji and Craigslist pages.

    “Everyone thinks it’s weird,” said Riley. “They’re shocked when they see them, especially the Hitler guy.” The replicas range from political figures like Abraham Lincoln, used in the John Wilkes Booth exhibit, to mobsters and serial killers.

    Riley was approached by Don Lombardi, former owner of the wax museum, to sell the items. The museum, a staple on Clifton Hill for nearly 40 years, closed in 2014.

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