History

Buried History at Butler’s Burial Ground

Niagara-on-the-Lake is rich in history. It lies in every building, down every street, and at the end of every country lane. While much of this history is on full display for tourists to see, some of it is almost hidden from view, requiring some effort to unearth. Such is the case with Butler’s Burial Ground, …

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Metropolis And The Great Dynamic Palace: Visions For Niagara’s Future

Amazing! Unbelievable! Extraordinary! These words could easily be used in describing two mega projects once proposed for Niagara. Conceived by innovative, idealistic visionaries, had either one of the projects achieved reality, the appearance and the future of Niagara Falls would have been profoundly affected. During the summer of 1887, the City of Buffalo offered $100,000 …

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Navy Hall

Overshadowed History at Navy Hall

Ontario is separated from the United States by the Niagara River that flows east between lakes Erie and Ontario, first through the mighty Niagara Falls and on below the cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment until it empties into Lake Ontario. At this strategic location, on the Canadian side, the British built military establishments to protect …

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Cattolica: Sharks, Castles, And History

Written By: Christopher Balogh Photos By: Paul Wright Looking for an authentic experience for your next cycling destination? Cattolica offers a quiet elegance, a surprisingly easy pace and great convenience. Situated at the edge of Emilia Romagna just at the border of Marche region, Cattolica is somewhat of an undiscovered secret amongst traveling cyclists. It …

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A History of Stunting at Niagara Falls

On July 5, 1887 the Queen Victoria Park Commission took over jurisdiction of the land along the Niagara River gorge and the decision was made to address the many tragedies that had occurred at the Falls due to stunts and daredevil acts.  The Commissioners decided to prohibit rope and wire walkers from anchoring their ropes …

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