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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 196, July 27, 1852

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Identifier: DX01168553

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 196, July 27, 1852

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

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boards vibrating up and down, and below you at about four or five [letter crossed out] feet that ever-lasting rush of foaming water in a somewhat contracted channel, of perhaps ninety feet. The dank mist is over you and you feel you are now near, surrounded by, as one may say the Cataract. Trees dark and dim and moist. Turning to the right, in accordance with the thunderous plash I wound along a forest path until I could see by the [word crossed out] broad white foam through the dark trees that the edge of the precipice was near. And soon I came on to it, Sealed on a bent tree, on an eminence, below which wound a steep and devious pathway I could look out on the whirling sea of foam below. Could hear the roar of both falls. Presently I threaded this pathway, then after half an hour returned and farther on. Winding long

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1852-07-27

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

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

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