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Over She Goes — The Perils of Niagara Falls

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Over She Goes — The Perils of Niagara Falls

 - 1 TIM SI GOES ! The Startling Cry of Arthur Bay...

Clipped from

  1. Buffalo Evening News,
  2. 06 Oct 1890, Mon,
  3. Other Editions,
  4. Page 5

At the Welland assizes, Arthur H. Day was convicted of murdering his wife by shoving her over the embankment at Niagara Falls, and was sentenced to.be·hanged on November 18th october 1890

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From the files of Doris Blackburn/ Karen Blackburn Chenier

 - Poshed His Wife Over tbe rMs Ottawa, Ont, Dec....

Clipped from

  1. Harrisburg Daily Independent,
  2. 11 Dec 1890, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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From the files of Doris Blackburn/ Karen Blackburn Chenier

 - MURDERED IN THE NIAGARA FALLS. A man named Day...

Clipped from

  1. Western Mail,
  2. 19 Dec 1890, Fri,
  3. Page 5

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From the files of Doris Blackburn/ Karen Blackburn Chenier

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 - Sad Death of a Lad at Niagara Falls Other...

Clipped from

  1. Manitoba Morning Free Press,
  2. 16 May 1894, Wed,
  3. Page 1

 - Goes Safely the Rapids Niagar a Falls, N Y.,...

Clipped from

  1. Willmar Tribune,
  2. 18 Jul 1900, Wed,
  3. Page 2
  4. Protection

    BODY OF NISSEN FOUND ON SHORE.


    Rash Attempt to Roll Across Lake in “Foolkiller No. 3” Ends in Death


    “NOTE NO. 1” IS FOUND.

    Friends Believe Voyager Survived Trip and Perished After Reaching Land.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and theSherbrooke Record and and Screamin’ Mamas (USA

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place. Tales of Almonte and Arnprior Then and Now.

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The Legend of Horseshoe Falls

The Legend of Horseshoe Falls

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The Legend of Horseshoe Falls

 

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I love all history and once in awhile I lurk out of Lanark County to find some other tidbits. This was from the The Chilliwack Progress,  26 Apr 1899, Wed,  Page 2

 

 

Formerly there dwelt under a Niagara Falls a gigantic snake which now and then would make its way to an Iroquis Indian Village in the neighbourhood and coil itself around the town. It swallowed the people who  tried to escape and rendered itself further obnoxious by poisoning the wells with its spittle.

Finally one day it was destroyed by a stratagem. It was so huge that when people laid its body out in death it stretched over more than 20 arrow flights. Indeed when thrown into the river it was too large to pass the rocks so that it became wedged in between them and the water passed over it. Thus fashioning the horseshoe which remains today.

 

It seems snakes and native lore were the shaping of  Niagara Falls.. here is another story here:

The Real Maid of the Mist: Niagara’s Famous Legend

Clipped from The Ottawa Journal,  16 Apr 1957, Tue,  Page 12

 

 

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and Screamin’ Mamas (USA)

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

 

relatedreading

Rideau Ferry Road– Black Snakes Bridges and SS#6

Local Sea Serpent Positively Seen This Time!!

The Sea Serpents of Lake Ontario

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