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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 195, July 27, 1852

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Identifier: DX01168070

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 195, July 27, 1852

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

Transcription:

[words crossed out]. I [words crossed out] now am right well satisfied that a victory in fisty cuffs over either of them would have been but ill [words crossed out] compensated by a black eye to look at Niagara with. / Well, we drank at a little shanty at the side of the fall, and I must needs sit half an hour with them, which I did gazing at the profile of the American Fall. Then, ascent, it being night. At the top, sitting looking at the extreme hedge. To the Goat Island Bridge, where I left my inebriated friends, & leaning over the bridge gazing at the rapids in the moonlight got talking with three or four young fellows, some one of whom had been under the Horse Shoe Fall from the Canadian Side that morning. Leaving them, they returning to the village and bed I entered Goat Island, paid my shilling and across another ridge, the

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-07-27

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Diaries
Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)
Travel

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