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  • Sketches of Niagara Falls 

    Unknown author (1792)
    Two sketches of Niagara Falls. The first is captioned "Scene at Niagara 1792" and the second "Scene below the Falls: Niagara 1792".
  • An eye Sketch of the Falls of Niagara 

    Stockdale, J. (1798-11-16)
    A map titled "An eye Sketch of the Falls of Niagara". The map shows Lake Ontario to Lake Erie and both the Canadian and American sides of the Niagara River.
  • Niagara Falls, 1852 

    Unknown author (1852)
    A brief description of the natural beauty of Niagara Falls. The description of the Falls begins to explain waterway system, "The Interior of America north of the source of the Mississippi is an elevated plain, from which ...
  • Niagara - Harper's New Monthly Magazine 

    Unknown author (1853-08)
    A descriptive journey around Niagara Falls. The article includes illustrations of "The Falls from above, on the Canada shore", "The Horseshoe Falls, From near the ferry, Canada shore", "The Tower, From near the ferry, ...
  • The Seven Travelers at Niagara 

    Unknown author (1859-03)
    A short story telling of seven travelers to Niagara Falls and sites and sounds they encounter on their journey. The end of the story describes Niagara as "Stupendous as is the actual, the idea involved is even greater. ...
  • The Motive Power of Niagara Falls 

    Unknown author (1878)
    The brief article discusses the plan to "use the Fall to make compressed air, which is to be the means of transmitting motion to a distance." It also discusses the "practical working of the machinery" in a step by step process.
  • The Preservation of Niagara/The Niagara Gorge as a Chronometer/Niagara Falls Considered as a Source of Electrical Energy 

    Wright, G. Frederick; Trowbridge, John (1885-05-15)
    Three entries in the publication Science: "The Preservation of Niagara", "The Niagara Gorge as a Chronometer", and "Niagara Falls considered as a Source of Electrical Energy". The first article mentions a group of ...
  • Buying Niagara 

    Unknown author (The Nineteenth Century, December 1886, pp. 815-823., 1886)
    The article discusses, in detail, the political process of procuring the area around Niagara Falls for preservation. The author writes "The love of nature and of the beautiful, patriotism and pride in retaining unimpaired ...
  • Niagara River, Gorge and Falls 

    Hovey, H.C. (1886-09-11)
    The article discusses Professor Woodward's findings/formula of erosion at the Horseshoe Falls. Later in the article, Dr. Pohlman's views are also discussed.
  • Illustration - Brock Memorial Church of St. Saviour, Queenston, Ont. 

    Townsend, S.H. (1891)
    An illustration of the Brock memorial Church of St. Saviour, Queenston, Ont.
  • How Niagara's Power Will be Utilized 

    Sellers, Coleman (1891-09)
    The article discusses the power that can be produced using Niagara Falls. The author mentions "The theoretical value of the water that passes over the crest of this mighty dam has been represented as requiring all the ...
  • A Triangulation Survey: For a Tunnel at Niagara 

    Mitchell, C.H. (1892)
    The article discusses a triangulation survey required to create a tunnel "a mile long and pass under the heart of the city, a triangulation survey for it must needs be made, of a sufficiently accurate character as to enable ...
  • "A Day at Niagara" - Demorest's Family Magazine 

    Johnston, Frances Benjamin (1893-08)
    An article describing the wonder of Niagara Falls and the many sites and sounds that surround it. Included is a map of Niagara Falls and some photographs/illustrations that include: Goat Island, The American Falls, ...
  • A Few Remarks About the Niagara Gorge 

    Buck, L.L. (1894)
    The author analyzes the gorge by dividing it into six parts and studying those portions of the gorge separately. The article then concludes that "at whatever point the falls have been, the river above them has spread over ...
  • The Diversion of the Niagara 

    Brown, Curtis (1894-09)
    The article discusses the way in which the Falls is being diverted to create power. The article mentions, "It is not an exaggeration to say that the first receipt of Niagara Falls power in Buffalo will mark an epoch in ...
  • Industrial Niagara/Wind as a Motive Power in the United States 

    Abbott Vaughan, Arthur; Waldo, Frank (1895)
    The article discusses the industrialization of the area surrounding the power development. Also mentioned is the process of transmitting the power, "...it is necessary, in order to attain requisite economy, to raise the ...
  • Electrical Transmission at Niagara Falls 

    Foster, Horatio A. (1895-01)
    The article details the process of the Niagara Power Company and how it began with "a charter for the Niagara Falls Power Co. was obtained from the Legislature on March 31, 1886, by citizens of Niagara Falls; but there ...
  • Niagara Falls and Their History 

    Gilbert, G.K. (1895-09)
    An article about Niagara Falls, describing the following: The Drainage System, The Two Plains, The River and the Gorge, The Recession of the Cataract, Development of the Laurentian Lakes, The Whirlpool, Time"
  • Harnessing Niagara 

    Forbes, George (1895-10)
    The author mentions his role in the engineering work to do with the power companies at Niagara Falls. At the conclusion of the article he mentions, "If required, the power could be sent much more than a hundred miles, and ...
  • Niagara as a Timepiece 

    Spencer, J.W. (Appletons' Popular Science Monthly, May 1896, pp.1-20., 1896-05)
    The article discusses the history of Niagara Falls, including the narrative of Hennepin in 1697. Also mentioned are the methods of calculating the age of Niagara Falls, "All attempts at reducing geological time to solar ...