Niagara Falls, 1852
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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 flow countless rivers. Those which run eastward, collect themselves in and around Canada in five broad basins, and form the largest lakes of the western Continent: - Lake Superior, Huron, Michigan, Erie and Ontario. They are connected with each other by the descending river, which as it emerges from lake Ontario, [the latter lies about three hundred and fifty feet lower than the former,] is called the Niagara."