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There are many great wonders of the worlds, among them is the Niagara Falls located in Ontario. Niagara Falls is the jewel of geological history in the Niagara District. Did you ever wonder; how old is Niagara Falls? How did the Falls begin? What is the Niagara Escarpment? Niagara Falls is a major attraction site for tourists. This 12,000-year-old natural wonder attracts some 12 million tourists a year. Also, you can go behind the falls for a tour. Honeymooning couples have made their way to Niagara Falls for nearly 200 years. The Niagara Falls to offers some unique charms such as the water, thats the draw. Crashing, plunging, thundering without cease. (It did freeze once.) Although there are taller Falls, there are none wider. Here you also get three for the price of one: The raging rapids of Rainbow and Bridal Veil Falls (American) tumble over massive rock formations in a nearly perfect straight line; amazing Horseshoe Falls (Canadian) form a natural curve.
Niagara Falls was formed as the glacier retreated. The upper Lakes began draining into the lower lakes at five to six locations across the Niagara Escarpment (like water pouring from a tap). Twelve thousand years ago, the Niagara River ultimately became the main water outlet over the Niagara Escarpment. The waters of a much larger Lake Erie began to flow over the escarpment into a larger Lake Iroquois (Lake Ontario). The water fell over the escarpment and Niagara Falls was born. The first humans arrived in Niagara Falls Region almost 12,000 years ago, just in time to witness the birth of the Falls. The land was different then, consisting of tundra and spruce forest. During this time Niagara Falls was inhabited by the Clovis people. A man by the name of Dr. Roy Spencer first discovered the birthsite of Niagara Falls in early December 1678
The first person to go over the Niagara Falls and survive was a 63 year old woman named Anne Taylor. There have been many daredevils who have gone over the Niagara Falls. Some have survived, others havenÐÐŽÐ¦t. The first bride to choose the area for her honeymoon was Theodosia Burr. She was the daughter of the future Vice President of the USA, Aaron Burr.
And this concludes my essay on the Niagara Falls. I used a number of websites listed below and I had help from a friend.