Engineers Drained the Niagara Falls and Uncovered Its Dark History

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Time Goes On

As people slowly colonized the area, more attention was brought to the incredible falls. Once railroads became a thing and information was able to travel quickly, more people began to take trips to see the Falls. Since it was on the border of North America and Canada, people from both countries were commonly seen there.

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Tourist Destination

At the end of the 19th century, industrialization was rampant throughout the area. In fact, people already monopolized Niagara falls and turned it into a power source. They were able to use the Falls to power factories and mills in the area. In 1895, the world's first hydroelectric generation station opened. Now, the business was booming, but with new business, came an increase in crime, as well...

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