Site Investigation Report

Names & Aliases
Niagara Falls (Primary)
U.S.-Canada border Primary
Type: natural feature   Use: Current   Period: Clovis (c. 13,5000 BC - 11,000 BC)   Style: none defined   Dates (from/to): -12,000~ - open   Related Features: none defined
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Filed Under
fortune hunters
amusement parks
bodies of water

Investigator's Field Report

General Description
Niagara Falls is the name for three waterfalls on the Niagara River that marks the international border between Canada and the U.S. On the eastern, United States side of the border are The American Falls and the smaller Bridal Veil Falls and on the Canadian side is the largest of the falls, the Horseshoe Falls, named for their semi-circular shape. The Horseshoe Falls have a vertical drop of approximately 165 ft.

The Falls have always been an important site, both for their sheer impressiveness and as a natural portage point between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario-- and to lands further west.

Since the 1800s, and especially after the opening of the Erie Canal in the 1820s, Niagara Falls has been a destination for tourists, daredevils, and  and suicides-- both intentional and unintended.

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Annie Edson Taylor (Entertainment Professional, was made significant by / contributed to the significance of)