It’s interesting to read about Mark Twain’s visit to Niagara Falls in the 1860’s from Buffalo after arriving on a steam train. Twain wrote some kind things about Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls - Sketches Old and New published ten years after his visit. He said, “Niagara Falls is an enjoyable place of resort. The hotels are excellent and the prices not at all exorbitant”. Sadly, these are about the only nice things he had to say about his visit on both sides of the border at Niagara Falls.
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