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  • 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 ...
  • Construction of Canadian Niagara Power Company's 100,000 H.P. Hydro Electric Plant at Niagara Falls, Ont. 

    Smith, Cecil B. (1905-01)
    The article discusses the details of the progress of the plant in Niagara Falls, Ontario by the Resident Engineer for the Company. The author describes the progress in sections: coffer dam, bridge, canal and forebay, ...
  • "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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Electrical Features of Niagara 

    Unknown author (1897-06-05)
    The article includes "facts and figures about Niagara" and is discusses the following: The Niagara Falls Power Company, The Niagara Falls-Buffalo Power Transmission Line, The Niagara Falls and Lewiston Railway, Niagara ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Enslaving of Niagara 

    MacDonald Oxley, J. (1903)
    The article discusses the harnessing of Niagara Falls for its power use. The article begins discussing 1889 when the "Cataract Construction Company, an American corporation, whereof Mr. William B. Rankine, of New York, ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • How the Power Companies Beautify Niagara 

    McFarland, J. Horace (1906-10)
    The article begins by discussing that over a year previously, "the readers of The Ladies' Home Journal were urged to act for Niagara preservation an international way of appealing to President Roosevelt, and to Earl Grey ...
  • Hydro-Electric Enterprise in Canada 

    Nunn, Paul C. (1906-03)
    The article includes maps and diagrams and plans of the Ontario Power Company. Some of the maps/diagrams include: Plan of Ontario Power Company's Intake Works, Screen House and Promenade, Section through Gate House, ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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 New Niagara 

    Hartt, Rollin Lynde (n.d.)
    The article discusses the building up of the area around Niagara Falls due to the "new era of electricity". The author describes the ways in which they are surrounded by the benefits of electrical power, "This plunging ...
  • Niagara 

    Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer; Castaigne (pictures), A. (1899)
    The article describes Niagara Falls and the surrounding areas, including: The American Fall in Winter, Suspension Bridge, Niagara River, The Crest of the American Fall, the "Maid of the Mist", Goat Island, Prospect Park, ...
  • 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, ...
  • Niagara - The Scene of Perilous Feats 

    Dunlop, Orrin E. (1902)
    An article describing the many "perilous feats" performed at Niagara Falls. Some of the stunts/performers mentioned include: Hazlett and Sarah Allen, Steve Peere, Harry Colcord, Monsier Blondin, Maria Spelterina, Maud ...