The history of Chippawa

From the Niagara Falls Review: History came alive Sunday as Sherman Zavitz, the city’s official historian, hosted a walking tour of Chippawa. Before a crowd of 80 people, Zavitz said the area was first mentioned 339 years ago, even before there was a town. On Dec. 7, 1678, Louis Hennepin, a missionary and explorer, became…

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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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“Canada” (including Niagara Falls)

At another store, I recently saw this book from 1978 called Canada which includes an introduction by Harry J Boyle (apparently he was a famous CBC broadcaster). The book has information about different parts of Canada and there was a section about Niagara Falls: Niagara Falls, where the mighty Niagara River plunges over the escarpment into a deep…

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