It was in March of 1893 that this famous person visited Niagara. Miss Keller, who was left deaf and blind by a prolonged high fever when she was nineteen months old, came with her live-in teacher Anne Sullivan and Alexander Graham Bell (yes, the same famous inventor of the telephone) to visit a school for the deaf in Rochester, New York. Bell at the time was a teacher of the deaf (his wife was deaf). They stayed one night at a hotel near the Falls in Niagara Falls, New York. Later, in a letter to her mother she said, “I wish I could describe the cataract as it is, its beauty and awful grandeur and the fearful and irresistible plunge of its waters over the brow of the precipice. One feels helpless and overwhelmed in the presence of such a vast force”.

Although she was deaf and blind, there is no doubt she felt the majesty of Niagara Falls. That majesty still exists today.

  • Guy Demers

    Guy Demers 1 month ago

    Hi George,
    Another awesome blog. I always learn something new when visiting this site.
    Thanks for sharing.

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