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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 192, July 27, 1852

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Identifier: DX01166621

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 192, July 27, 1852

Description: Describes his first day at Niagara Falls, New York.


where were established booths and shanties in each side, vociferating lemonade dealers &c; I came to where I can stand at the edge of the American fall. Just a glance at its profile as it comes roaring down, not a smooth cascade but, succession of ones, some projecting beyond others thus [small sketch of falls here] Here, though ground as is all about Niagara, yet the Imagination has to supply much, — you see the troubled water nearing the awful edge, the great surging foam below, you hang by the bushes and look down, but can not see Niagara in a tithe part of its awful beauty. Down a steep wooden staircase, beside which was a sort of slant en dicular rope railroad transporting people up and down at the rate of 6 cents a head. An awfully long staircase that was, though descent was nothing contrasted with the ascent. Here a trivial event occurred, which might have led to disagreable

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-07-27

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries
Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)


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