Remembering Niagara: Tales from Beyond the Falls

Remembering Niagara: Tales from Beyond the Falls

by Bob Kostoff


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596294516
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 04/18/2008
Series: American Chronicles (History Press) Series
Pages: 122
Sales rank: 1,318,267
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Bob Kostoff is a native of Niagara Falls and was educated in local schools. He graduated summa cum laude from Niagara University. A retired journalist, he worked for the Niagara Falls Gazette in the Lockport Bureau, for the Buffalo Courier-Express and the Lockport Union-Sun & Journal.
While he covered all aspects of the Western New York scene for the newspapers, he researched and wrote hundreds of feature articles on local history. He is the author of several other books, both fiction and non-fiction..
He currently writes a local history column for the weekly newspaper, The Niagara Falls Reporter.

Table of Contents

Preface     9
Native Americans
The Neuter Nation     13
Father Brebeuf's Vision     15
Travails of Father Jogues     20
Ancient Mounds     23
Tuscaroras in North Carolina     25
Midwinter Festival     28
Handsome Lake     29
Big Tree Treaty     31
Devil's Hole Massacre     37
Peter B. Porter     41
Cowardly Militia     46
Patriots' War     48
Significant People
Winfield Scott     61
Nellie Bly on the Great John L.     64
Lewis Payne     67
Jimmy Duffy     69
King Camp Gillette     72
Misery of Elijah Smith     73
Significant Places
Scow Rescue     83
Ice Bridge Tragedy     84
Viewing the Falls     87
Clarksville     91
Cave of the Winds     97
Historical Flotsam
Simms's 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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