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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…

    Members of New York delegation respond to Wallenda rejection

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    From Niagara Frontier Publications:

    In the wake of the Niagara Parks Commission’s decision not to recommend support for Nik Wallenda’s proposal for a tightrope walk across the Niagara Gorge, representatives from New York State are encouraging Wallenda to continue his pursuit directly with Canadian officials.

    Wallenda has continued to lobby in Canada after being given approval from New York officials to proceed with the tightrope walk from the U.S. to Canada in September when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the legislation. The State Legislature had previously approved the measure in June 2011.

    The Niagara Parks Commission notified Wallenda today that a deviation in their policy prohibiting stunts and the performance of any feat within the park is not warranted at this time.

    WHAT THEY’RE SAYING: Writer defends U.S. side of falls

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    From The Journal-Register (in Medina, NY):

    A Pennsylvania writer took pains in a recent travel story to defend the American side of Niagara Falls, widely considered inferior to its Canadian counterpart.

    Jack Markowitz of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, in a story discussing the Cataract City, said that even with increased international border security, there is no need for Pennsylvanians to obtain passports to have fun in the Niagara Frontier.

    “The American side of the falls is unexpectedly better in some ways than the more celebrated Canadian (side),” he wrote.

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