Remembering Niagara: Tales from Beyond the Falls

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The History Press, 2008 - History - 122 pages
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Under the spray of the majestic Niagara Falls, the Iroquois built a nation, the War of 1812 raged and newly married couples honeymooned. In "Remembering Niagara," local journalist Bob Kostoff has collected the best of his Nuggets of Niagara County History column, first published in the "Niagara Falls Reporter," documenting the county's history from its early settlers through later engineering marvels. Among the stories are tales of the mysterious early mound builders and a kite-flying youngster who played a key role in the engineering of the first suspension bridge across the Niagara gorge.
  

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Contents

Preface
9
NATIVE AMERICANS
11
The Neuter Nation
13
Father Brebeufs Vision
15
Travails of Father Jogues
20
Ancient Mounds
23
Tuscaroras in North Carolina
25
Midwinter Festival
28
Jimmy Duffy
69
King Camp Gillette
72
Misery of Elijah Smith
73
SIGNIFICANT PLACES
81
Scow Rescue
83
Ice Bridge Tragedy
84
Viewing the Falls
87
Clarksville
91

Handsome Lake
29
Big Tree Treaty
31
WARS
35
Devils Hole Massacre
37
Peter B Porter
41
Cowardly Militia
46
Patriots War
48
SIGNIFICANT PEOPLE
59
Winfield Scott
61
Nellie Bly on the Great John L
64
Lewis Payne
67
Cave of the Winds
97
HISTORICAL FLOTSAM
101
Simmss Cow
103
The Griffon
107
Cold Case Mystery
111
Dry Falls
114
Suspension Bridge
116
Bibliography
121
About the Author
123
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