Niagara Falls is situated in Niagara Country, New York, United States.
The city has 16.8 square miles , 14.1 square miles land and 2.8 square miles is water
The meaning of the word Niagara is thundering noise”. It comes from “onguiaahra”.
The city is situated at the international boundary between the USA and Canada.
It is known that Robert de la Salle accompanied by Belgian priest Louis Hennepin visited the Niagara Falls at first.
The city is built along the Niagara Falls waterfalls and the Niagara Gorge. The Niagara Gorge is situated on next to the Niagara River. The river flows from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. There are actually two waterfalls in Niagara, the American Falls and the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. There are several bridges which are connected to the U.S. side of the falls by several bridges, including the Rainbow, Whirlpool, and Queenston-Lewiston bridges.
After then the European migration came into the area in 17th Centuries. At present the total population stands more than 50,000. The city of Niagara Falls was constituted on 17th march, 1892. New York State Governor Roswell P. Flower signed a bill into law forming the city. George W. Wright was elected the first mayor of Niagara Falls. Now it is know as important industrial Zones. Power plant on the Niagara River produce huge electricity. It helps to build the many Industries. Between 1950 and 1960s several industries moved into the city to take advantage of the hydroelectric power offered, due to a higher demand for household and industrial products. Paper, rubber, plastics, petrochemicals and abrasives were among the major industries located in the city. As Schoellkopf Power Project collapsed into Niagara River, all industrial project ( metal, processed food, abrasives, chemical industry , motor ) came to an end in mid 1960s. Logistics, i.e. storage and warehousing and information technology/call centres are also important industrial product to the city’s economy.
Niagara Falls is currently considered one of the top ten tourist spot in United States. Different tourism agency was formed to take care of the visitors so that they may be attractive to come again. It is a a premier spot for meetings, conventions and leisure tourism.The transportation facilities are good there. Different International Air services, railway service and road way service are available there.
United States President Jimmy Carter took bold steps to declare a federal emergency in the neighborhood of love cannel. Supperfund Law was introduced there to protect people, families, communities and others. But no fruitful result was obtained. Several factories were shut down. Many workers tried to shift from there to such a new jobs elsewhere. Population was decreased. The economy of the city was gone to downward. The failure of the Urban Renewal Project was responsible for such bad condition.
The facts of Niagara :—-
Niagra falls was the main symbol of USA until 1886 the Statue of Liberty was erected.
The Niagara River flows at approximately 35 miles/hour. and it ends ends up in Lake Ontario to St. Lawrence River in to the Atlantic Ocean.
The Horseshoe Falls — 180 feet , allow 168,000 cubic meters/minute of water over the crestline during peak daytime
Table Rock Scenic Tunnels, Marineland, Maid of the Mist, Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum, Spanish Aero Car, Casino Niagara, IMAX Theatre, and the new Butterfly Conservatory are another major attractions here.
In 1959, Louis Tussaud’s English Wax Museum was opened. It increased the value of the Falls
Skylon Tower 775 feet and Minolta Tower 325 feet height above the Falls increase tourist attraction here
A boating accident above the Falls was occurred in 1960. The name of the boy was Roger Woodward who had survived .
Annie Edson Taylor, 63, in october 24, 1901 became the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel and he warned
‘I would warn anybody not to do it’
Blondin (tight-rope walker) crossed niagara falss over rope several times in mid 1800s
Recently, a couple had attempted to survive a plunge over Niagara Falls in a kayak and a jetski – but they both submerged.
Niagara Falls Ontario Canada is equally known as Honeymoon Capital of the world.
On July 25, 1814, one of the bloodiest battles of the War of 1812 broke out at Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls, Ontario… Near about 7510 Americans and Canadians fought for six hours. At the end, almost thousand soldiers were either dead or wounded.
The climate of the area is cold but sometimes snowy winters and warm. temperature varies between -11°C to 36°C .
“Niagra” Movie acted by famous Marilyn Monroe filmed here in 1952.
1848 March, falls became silent when the Niagara River was plugged temporarily at the mouth of the river in Fort Erie, Ontario.
Largest Butterfly conservation ( USA ) situated here and it is one of the major attraction for tourist.