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Niagara : A History of the Falls

Author - Pierre Berton
Publisher - SUNY Press
Pages - 481
ISBN - 1438429304

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Detail - This sweeping history of Niagara Falls that is filled with accounts of people and events connected with the great chasm. Berton goes back in geological time to describe their formation, and he describes the hydro-electric bosses, the historians, the heroes and the villains who used and abused the falls for a variety of reasons.

Imagining Niagara : The Meaning and Making of Niagara Falls


Author - Patrick McGreevy
Publisher - Univ of Massachusetts Press
Pages - 208
ISBN - 9781558497719

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Detail - The surprising connections between the Niagara people have imagined and the one they made

Inventing Niagara : Beauty, Power, and Lies

Business & Economics

Author - Ginger Strand
Publisher - Simon and Schuster
Pages - 337
ISBN - 1416546561

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Detail - An exploration of Niagara Falls traces its history from natural wonder to engineering testament, in a report that reveals the impact of human development on the region and documents Niagara's ties to Native American rights, slavery, and the atomic bomb.

Niagara Falls, Or Does It? :

Juvenile Fiction

Author - Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
Publisher - ABDO
Pages - 133
ISBN - 9781599611082

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Detail - Fourth-graders Hank, Ashley, and Frankie are excitedly preparing for a magic show at the Rock 'N Bowl when Hank's creative alternative to an English essay lands him in detention and grounded the week of the show.

Niagara Falls : 1850-2000


Author - Paul Gromosiak, Christopher Stoianoff
Publisher - Arcadia Publishing
Pages - 127
ISBN - 0738576956

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Detail - Presents a pictorial history of the tourist industry, buildings, structures, natural landmarks, and residents of Niagara Falls, New York.

The Wild Water Mystery at Niagara Falls :

Juvenile Fiction

Author - Carole Marsh
Publisher - Gallopade International
Pages - 160
ISBN - 0635073439

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Detail - One blushing bride! One fantastic Ferris Wheel! A daring daredevil! One crazy cat! And water, water, everywhere! It's wet... it's loud... it's enormous! It's Niagara Falls! Grant and Christina can't wait to go on another trip with their grandparents Mimi and Papa. Mimi writes mysteries...and mystery never fails to follow the kids wherever they go... including this wild and wonderful place! Along with new friends Allison and David, Grant and Christina spy b-b-bouncing barrels... discover a secret room... visit a famous fort... ride a Ferris wheel (Whee!!!)... learn about locks... and solve a soggy mystery! Loook ouuut! There's another barrel coming down the falls! But what's in it? Hey-don't forget your raincoat! You're going to get WET!!! LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! Daredevils that have tried to beat the falls in barrels: The Great Blondin - Annie Taylor - Dave Munday ¥ Fort George: buildings and their uses, weapons used, uniforms worn by British ¥ "Raid of the Mist" - Facts and folklore ¥ The Underground Railroad ¥ The War of 1812 - Historical Facts ¥ Laura Secord, Chocolate Lady and Canadian hero ¥ Francis Abbot ¥ Whirlpools ¥ Niagara Falls, both the Horseshoe Falls and the American Falls ¥ Kingsbridge Park ¥ Niagara Falls Daredevil Gallery ¥ Fort George - Parade Ground - Powder Magazine ¥ Newspaper Museum ¥ Loof Menagerie Carousel at Lakeside Park on Lake Ontario in Old Port Dalhousie ¥ Brick City ¥ Puddicombe Estate Farms and Winery ¥ Sir Adam Beck Generating Station and Station #2 ¥ Lock 3 viewing platform at the Welland Canals ¥ Bridal Veil Falls and the Cave of the Winds ¥ Journey behind the Falls ¥ Butterfly Conservatory in the Niagara Parks Botanical Garden ¥ Clifton Hill District - Niagara Sky Ferris Wheel. Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.7 Accelerated Reader Points: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 129391 Lexile Measure: 780 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40

Niagara :


Author - Robert Lewis Taylor
Publisher - Putnam Publishing Group
Pages - 500

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Detail - William Morrison III, a reporter for his uncle's New York City paper, goes to the newly built resort town of Niagara Falls in the early nineteenth century, comes to love the town and its people, and falls under the spell cast by the Falls

On Common Ground : The Ongoing Story of the Commons in Niagara-on-the-Lake


Author - Richard D. Merritt
Publisher - Dundurn
Pages - 320
ISBN - 1459703499

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Detail - This tract of land in Niagara-on-the-Lake has witnessed an amazing cavalcade of Canadian history. For 250 years a large tract of oak savannah at the mouth of the Niagara River designated as a Military Reserve has witnessed a rich military and political history: the site of the first parliament of Upper Canada; a battleground during the War of 1812; and annual summer militia camps and the training camp for tens of thousands of men and women during the First and Second World Wars. In the midst of the Reserve stood the symbolic Indian Council House where thousands of Native allies received their annual presents and participated in treaty negotiations. From its inception, this territory was regarded by the local citizenry as common lands, their "Commons." Although portions of the perimeter have been severed for various purposes, including the Shaw Festival Theatre, today this historic place includes three National Historic Sites, playing fields, walking trails, and remnants of first-growth forest in Paradise Grove. On Common Ground chronicles the extraordinary lives and events that have made this place very special indeed.

Landmarks of Niagara County, New York :

Niagara County (N.Y.)

Author - William Pool
Publisher -
Pages - 701

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The Second Greatest Disappointment : Honeymooning and Tourism at Niagara Falls


Author - Karen Dubinsky
Publisher - Between The Lines
Pages - 290
ISBN - 1896357237

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Detail - A lively and wide-ranging work on the history of the North American honeymoon, and, of necessity, the tourist industry at Niagara Falls. Dubinsky charts the growth of Niagara Falls as a tourist destination from the 1850s to the 1960s and explains how it acquired its reputation as the "Honeymoon Capital of the World." Ultimately, the author asks: Of all the ways to promote a waterfall, why honeymoons? Winner of the 2000 Albert B. Corey prize from the Canadian Historical Association and the American Historical Association for the best book in Canadian-American history.

Niagara Falls :

Juvenile Nonfiction

Author - Marion Dane Bauer, John Wallace
Publisher - Simon and Schuster
Pages - 32
ISBN - 0689869444

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Detail - In this stirring new nonfiction title, a Newbery Honor-winning author brings the beauty and wonder of Niagara Falls to early readers. Full color.

Niagara-on-the-Lake : Its Heritage and Its Festival


Author - Ronald J. Dale
Publisher - James Lorimer & Company
Pages - 96
ISBN - 9781550286472

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Detail - This richly illustrated history tells the story of Niagara-on-the-Lake from its origins as a haven for Loyalist refugees in the eighteenth century to its growth as a fashionable resort today.