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    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.”

    Niagara Falls-View Hotels Offer Holiday Party Pointers

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    From a Marketwire press release:

    The holidays are fast-approaching, which means the time for company celebrations is, too. The Niagara Falls Marriott Gateway on the Falls offers the perfect Niagara Falls meeting space for companies and colleagues to gather for some holiday cheer, and its expert staff has great tips for making the most of your party planning.

    Company holiday parties are nothing new; they date back to the Victorian age and Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” which depicted a party to show staff at Fezziwig’s that their work was appreciated. Not much has changed today, and this Niagara Falls, Canada conference center hotel is the perfect venue for companies large and small to celebrate.

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