Niagara: One Hundred Years Ago

This short history of Niagara-on-the-Lake was originally written in 1892, by my g-g-g aunt, Janet Carnochan, a single woman who lived most of her life in that small community. She wrote it out long-hand, and had it printed as a chapbook, by a small firm in Welland, Ontario.

I have rewritten it on the 130th anniversary of its first printing. To keep it terse and pithy, I deleted a number of poems, a few non-essential paragraphs and I adopted a more modern writing style. For those who would prefer to read the original, click here.

Niagara-on-the-Lake was called Niagara in the nineteenth century (and Newark before that). I like the term ‘Niagara’ and use it in this article.

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