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Maid of the Mist: North America’s Oldest Tourist Attraction

By: Megan Pasche As far back as 1834, the only way to cross the Niagara River was by boat, so small rowboats were commonly used to shuttle passengers from shore to shore, but it wasn’t until 1846 that somebody saw this as a moneymaking opportunity. Building a bigger and stronger boat would allow people, as …

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Sand and History: Niagara’s Impressive New Exhibit

Written and Photographed by: Megan Pasche You can see them towering high into the air as you enter the room, and the closer you get, the more detail you see, and the harder it is to believe that these creations are made out of sand. 6, 622, 517 pounds of it to be precise. The …

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World Wonder: How Niagara became “The Falls”

By Mariana Bockarova Along the international border between Canada’s Ontario and the American state of New York lies Niagara Falls — a remarkable natural wonder celebrated by millions. The renowned Falls is an astonishing arrangement of multiple waterfalls, comprised of the Horseshoe Falls, found on the Canadian side, which are 2,600 feet (792 m) wide …

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