Niagara Falls by Gypsy

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BeningoS


Runner(s)-Up:

ClouseBrian
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Questions:

Niagara Falls consist of three waterfalls. Two are entirely on the United States' side. Which one is lucky enough to border the United States and Canada?

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Horseshoe Falls

In 1896, financing from three major moguls fueled construction of the underground conduits leading to the turbines generating 100,000 horsepower sent as far as Buffalo, 20 miles away. One of them was called America's "greatest banker" and one of them was the richest passenger to die on the Titanic. The third investor was a family, the patriarch of which was the richest man in America until his death in 1877.

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J.P. Morgan, John Jacob Astor IV, Vanderbilts

What is the name of the island in the Niagara River that separates the Horseshoe Falls from the American Falls? It's named after a herd John Stedman kept on the island until he returned after the winter of 1780 to final all but one dead.

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Goat Island

The features that became Niagara Falls were carved when glaciers receded from the last ice age approximately about 10,000 years ago. What is the stately name of this glaciation?

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Wisconsin

Jean Fran├žois "Blondin" Gravelet was the first to successfully walk a tightrope across the gorge. Tightrope crosses ended by law in 1896 after James Hardy crossed it. In 2012, Nik Wallenda became the first to cross it in 116 years, after receiving permission from both governments. What was he carrying with him, which he presented when he arrived on the Canadian side?

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His passport.

The flow is the direct function of the water elevation of which of the Great Lakes?

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Lake Erie

A diplomatic crisis in 1837 involved the United States, Britain, and the Canadian independence movement when William Lyon Mackenzie, along with Americans and Canadian rebels, fled with his ship to an island in the Niagara River. British forces boarded the ship, killed an American, burned the ship and sent it over Niagara Falls, claiming it was an act of self-defense. What was the name of the ship, which lent its name to the test for self-defense that remains a part of international law to this day? The principle says that the necessity for self-defense must be "instant, overwhelming, and leaving no choice of means, and no moment for deliberation."

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Caroline

Name one of the two international bridges that connect the cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario and Niagara Falls, New York.

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Rainbow Bridge, Whirlpool Rapids Bridge

Which island lies between the two waterfalls on the United States' side? It gets its name from observations that can be made from it during a full moon.

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Luna Island

In 1883, what New York governor, who later won the popular vote in three presidential elections, drafted legislation to acquire lands for a state reservation at Niagara?

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Grover Cleveland

Who was the first person to intentionally go over the Falls in a barrel, soon after saying, "No one ought ever do that again?"

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Annie Edson Taylor

In 1918, a barge known as the Niagara Scow almost plunged over the falls, but two workers aboard it managed to ground the vessel on rocks just short of the falls. Where is this barge now?

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It's still there.

Also called the "Battle of Niagara Falls," what was the bloodiest battle of the War of 1812, named after a spur from the main portage road alongside the Niagara River?

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Battle of Lundy's Lane

"Niagara" is an American film noir thriller from 1953, starring which actress, who would go on to appear in two other films that year, one featuring Jane Russell and one Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall?

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Marilyn Monroe

Originally a border-crossing ferry, what is the name of the boat that takes passengers on a sightseeing tour starting on the American side, crossing into Ontario, and ending on the American side?

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Maid of the Mist