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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.”

    Bike Rally on the Parkway

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    From Niagara This Week:

    It is said that Winston Churchill called it “the prettiest Sunday afternoon drive in the world” and on Sunday, June 20, thousands of bikers will likely share his sentiment as they cruise down the Niagara Parkway.

    Between June 18 and 20 thousands of bikers will descend on Niagara Falls for the inaugural Bikers Rally, the first of its kind in the city. The event is being hosted by the Niagara Parks Commission, Niagara Parks Police and Fallsview Business Improvement Area. The main event of the weekend will be a mass bike rally down the Niagara Parkway escorted by the Niagara Parks Police.

    “So many people when the great weather comes want to be out on their bikes,” said organizer Sue McDowell, executive director for the Fallsview BIA. “We want to give them a place to do it.”

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