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  • 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 ...
  • Niagara at the Battle Front 

    Showalter, William Joseph (1917)
    The article discusses the harnessing of the Falls for power, but also "the artificial abrasive industry. How much its success means to America cannot be overestimated. Take the grinding machinery out of the automobile ...
  • Niagara Falls Already Ruined 

    Adams, Alton D. (1906)
    The article begins with the statement "Niagara Falls are already ruined!" and goes on to say "it is to be considered that the American Falls are in much more imminent danger than the Canadian. The pipe line, canal, and ...
  • 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"
  • 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 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.
  • The Over-Song of Niagara 

    Logan, J.D. (1907-05-09)
    A song about the strength of the Falls, "Why stand ye, nurslings of Earth, before my gates, Mouthing aloud my glory and my thrall? Are ye alone the playthings of the fates, And only ye o'ershadowed with a pall? Turn from ...
  • The Passing of Niagara 

    Hartt, Mary B. (1901)
    The article begins by discussing the "green solitude" that existed at the time of Father Hennepin's first views of Niagara Falls. The article then starts to discuss the changes occurring as more power companies are involved, ...
  • Photograph - The Royal Colonial Tour: The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall at Niagara Falls, 1901 

    Miller, C.A. (1901-10-13)
    A photograph captioned "The Royal Colonial Tour: The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall at Niagara Falls, October 13." The photograph shows a large group of fifteen individuals standing in front of the rapids of Niagara Falls.
  • The Power by-law 

    Ellis, P.W.; White, W.T. (1907-12-27)
    These are "proceedings at a special evening meeting of the Canadian club, at which the City Council of Toronto and the Electrical Development Company each provided a speaker to discuss 'The Power by-law' Mr. P.W. Ellis ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Queen Victoria Niagara Falls Park 

    Unknown author (1897)
    The article discusses the beauty of Queen Victoria Park and the recent Commissioners' Report which included "numerous illustrations, giving some of the most striking views both of the Falls and of the park...". Also ...
  • The Romance of Transmission 

    Stratton, George Frederic (1908-05)
    This article is describes the aesthetic elements of Niagara Falls and aspects and those related to the power company. The author uses detail to describe the hydro towers, for example: "The construction of this line, is ...
  • "The Scheme for Saving Life at Niagara" - The Graphic, 1898 

    Unknown author (1898-04-02)
    The article called "The Scheme for Saving Life at Niagara: A Life Saver at Niagara" discusses the number of "fatal accidents at Niagara Falls of late". It mentions the number of boats that become caught in the rapids and ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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".
  • 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 ...
  • Turning The First Sod for the Municipal Power Line 

    Unknown author (1908-11-28)
    A clipping of the turning of the sod ceremony for the laying of the first municipal power line in Toronto. Included are photographs of Mr. J.H. Fryer of Galt, Mayor Oliver of Toronto, Sir James Whitney, and Hon. Adam Beck.
  • Water-Power in the East 

    Laut, Agnes C. (1909)
    The article discusses "The Real Meaning of Conservation", "The Situation in New York", "Too Much Water and Too Little". The author mentions that "Conservation of water-power as it exists in actual practise does not mean ...
  • Who Owns the Earth and How Did They Get it? 

    Hyde, Henry M. (1909-02)
    The author mentions the issues associated with using hydroelectric power in Niagara Falls and discusses the issues that may arise based on past experiences, "To the myopic and indifferent public the idea of a few men getting ...