November 10, 2014
High Profile people that have Visited Niagara Falls
There’s an impressive list of V.I.P’s that have visited Niagara Falls over the years. Here’s a partial list of some of these famous people found in my book, “Niagara, Facts Figures and the Famous” and other sources. I’m sure I’ve missed a number of them. I’ve listed them as I found them so they are not necessarily from earlier years to present. It would be great if you could add to the list.
-The Duke of Kent, father of Queen Victoria, 1791.
-Queen Elizabeth and her sister, Princess Margaret.
-U.S. Presidents James Monroe and John Quincy Adams, 1817 and 1843.
-Prince George of England 1884. Later he became King George V of Great Britain.
-writer Oscar Wilde, 1882.
-Thomas Edison, 1885.
-Abraham Lincoln 1857. He later became U.S. President in 1861.
-Helen Keller, 1893.
-U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt 1900.
-American writer Mark Twain, 1900.
-Prince of Wales of Great Britain,1919.
-Princess Diana and her sons William and Harry, Oct. 1991
-Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters June 1952.
-Queen Elizabeth and King George, 1939.
-Hollywood actor Jimmy Stewart, 1940.
-Winston Churchill, 1943.
-Shirley Temple, 1944.
-Jack Benny, 1960’s.
-U.S. Presidents John Kennedy and Richard Nixon, 1960.
-U.S. President, Gerald Ford, 1970.
-Ginger Rogers, 1974.
-Elvis Presley, 1975.
-Ontario Premier William Davis, 1979.
-Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau, 1971, 1973. and 1980.
-Actors Christopher Reeve (superman) and Margot Kidder, 1979.
-U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn, 1980.
Stay tuned I’ll list more in an upcoming blog.