Niagara Falls History

Buffalo Skyline viewed from Fort Erie, Ontario Niagara originates from the Neutral Indian name "Ongniaahra" meaning "Thunder of Waters", the noise these towering waterfalls make, as water drains from the Upper Great Lakes via the Niagara River. Most published histories of the region focus on either the American or the Canadian side (as if the War of 1812 destroyed the other side of the Niagara to oblivion), but we have chosen to publish a balanced account integrating both perspectives:

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