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News article about the stopping of the flow at Niagara Falls

On This Day in Niagara Falls History - November 13

So, 2016. Bloody hell though eh? Its been a maelstrom of political earthquakes and celebrity deaths but more than ever it’s the year we learned to expect the unexpected and NEVER say never.

In Bobby Leach survived a plunge over Niagara Falls in a steel barrel. Fourteen years later, in New Zealand, he slipped on an orange peel. His leg became infected and was amputated, and he died of complications two months later.

he first European to document the area was a French priest, Father Louis Hennepin. During a 1678 expedition, he was overwhelmed by the size and significance of Niagara Falls. History 4/15

he first European to document the area was a French priest, Father Louis Hennepin. During a 1678 expedition, he was overwhelmed by the size and significance of Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls with no water in 1969

Niagara Falls with no water in 1969

“Niagara Falls with no water in The water was diverted so that engineers could strengthen areas and slow erosion”

7 year old Roger Woodward was swept over the Niagara Falls in 1960 and survived

In 7 year old Roger Woodward survived being swept over Niagara Falls after falling out of a boat. He is only one of 4 people to survive without any protective gear. Of the other three, two were attempted suicides and one was a stunt.

Niagara: A History of the Falls by Pierre Berton,http://www.amazon.com/dp/0771012179/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_.qxysb0NDQXJGVWW

Niagara: A History of the Falls by Pierre Berton,

Rodger Woodward being saved in 1990. Niagara Falls History 8/15

Rodger Woodward being saved in Niagara Falls History

History of the Marriott Gateway on the Falls

Niagara Falls History of Romance

Annie Taylor in her barrel right before her ride over the falls

Annie Edson Taylor - First person to survive trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel - Retronaut

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