Hidden History of Greater Niagara

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The Niagara Falls Region is known as a popular destination for honeymooners, a standing challenge for any daredevil with a barrel or tightrope and a scenic spot to revel in the sprawling beauty of gardens and, of course, waterfalls. This collection of little-known tales illuminates the fascinating men and women who have been privileged to call this breathtaking area home. Local journalist Bob Kostoff reveals the truth behind political figures like Grover Cleveland, whose alleged illegitimate child was born and ...

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Overview

The Niagara Falls Region is known as a popular destination for honeymooners, a standing challenge for any daredevil with a barrel or tightrope and a scenic spot to revel in the sprawling beauty of gardens and, of course, waterfalls. This collection of little-known tales illuminates the fascinating men and women who have been privileged to call this breathtaking area home. Local journalist Bob Kostoff reveals the truth behind political figures like Grover Cleveland, whose alleged illegitimate child was born and raised in Buffalo, and female presidential candidate Belva Lockwood of Royalton, who campaigned in an era when she could not even vote. From illegal women's boxing matches on the water in North Tonawonda to criminal hangings that morphed into musical celebrations, there is much more to this storied land than its famous enchantments.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596297890
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 7/17/2009
  • Series: American Chronicles Series
  • Pages: 126
  • Sales rank: 1,407,973
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 9

The Rathbun Affair 11

Fire on the Erie 15

Millard Fillmore 19

Grover Cleveland 23

Indian Claims 26

French Internal Strife 29

HMS Ontario 31

Upper River Dangers 35

Greedy Falls Workers 37

A Dewatered Niagara Falls 39

Forgotten on the Tower 42

Thomas V. Welch 44

Letters from the Past 47

Soldier's Falls Journal 50

The Bloody Eighth 54

Buffalo Seneca Ely Parker 56

Henry Hubbs Hotel 59

Monteagle Hotel 62

Prospect House 65

Twins History 70

Ghostly Farm 72

North Tonawanda Promoter 75

The Buffalo Courier-Express 78

Captain Van Cleve 81

F.J. Tone 83

E. T. Williams and Peter A. Porter 86

Fred Krull 91

Women's Contributions 93

Cop Bonacker 95

Mayor Max 98

Buffalo's Pan-Am Exposition 100

Old-Timers Reminiscences 103

Ebeneezer Allan 108

Seven Sutherland Sisters 111

Buffalo's Thayer Hangings 114

Wild Bill 117

Niagara Country Fruit 120

Remembering Somerset 122

Turner Libel Trial 125

About the Author 127

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