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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Niagara Falls

 
About the year 1600 B.C. Marker image, Touch for more information
By J. J. Prats, October 15, 2014
About the year 1600 B.C. Marker
GEOGRAPHIC SORT
1Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — About the year 1600 B.C. ...
About the year 1600 B.C., the Falls of Niagara was located at this point in the Niagara River. During the 12,000 year history of the Falls, it has receded from its initial breach of the escarpment at Queenston Height to is present location 3.66 km. . . . — Map (db m79652) HM
2Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — American Withdrawal
After this fierce and bloody battle, General Brown ordered the American withdrawal southward. The American forces were not expelled from the position they won, but retired voluntarily. The British regained possession of the battlefield, but were in . . . — Map (db m139920) HM
3Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Americans Withdraw
Around midnight, with both sides completely exhausted, the Americans withdrew to their camp at Chippawa. They left the British guns behind, allowing Drummond to reclaim them the following morning. “At the Falls of the Niagara we met the . . . — Map (db m139936) HM
4Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Battle Ground Hotel
Adam Fralick, a descendent of a United Empire Loyalist family, watched as the tourist industry grew around the War of 1812 battlefield at Lundy’s Lane. In 1836, he purchased this property and built the Battle Ground Hotel. Later, in 1850, Fralick . . . — Map (db m139940) HM
5Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Battle of Lundy's LaneBataille de Lundy's Lane
This was the site of the bloodiest battle of the War of 1812. On the afternoon of 25th July, 1814, Lieutenant-General Gordon Drummond with about 2800 men engaged the invading American army which had recently been victorious at Chippawa. The . . . — Map (db m49053) HM
6Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Battle Stages
The Battle of Lundy’s Lane was a turning Point in the War of 1812-14. While British reinforcements began arriving in North America following the defeat of Napoleon in Europe, the Americans were pushing to gain control of the Niagara Peninsula with . . . — Map (db m139921) HM
7Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Battlefield Tourism
Following the close of the War of 1812, because both sides claimed victory here, the battlefield became a popular tourist destination. For many decades, veterans of the battle were available to conduct personal tours. In 1845, the first of five . . . — Map (db m139943) HM
8Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Bicentennial of the Battle of Lundy’s Lane
. . . — Map (db m139913) HM
9Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Bridgewater Mills
In the late 1790's the river flowed swiftly around these islands. The Bridgewater Mills, a water powered saw and grist mill and an iron foundry, where the first bar iron was made in Canada, were located here. The Mills were burned by the retreating . . . — Map (db m53402) HM
10Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — British Retreat
Following the capture of his artillery by the Americans, Lt. General Drummond and his troops retreated from their defensive position on the height of land in the cemetery to this area on the north side of the hill. Starting before 10 p.m. and . . . — Map (db m139914) HM
11Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Burch’s Mill
In 1786 John Burch, a United Empire loyalist, constructed a water-powered grist and sawmill on this site. He was the first to use the waters on the west bank of the Niagara River for industrial purposes. The mills were burned by the retreating . . . — Map (db m79766) HM
12Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Buried Railway Trestle and Buried Gorge
The cut stone markers are the ends of a buried steel trestle that carried the tracks of the Niagara Falls Park and River Railway. It spanned the ravine created by Bowman’s Creek which eroded the soft glacial debris of the buried gorge of a . . . — Map (db m79563) HM
13Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Burr Lockhart Plato1833 - 1905
Born into slavery in Logan County in what is now West Virginia U.S.A., Plato and several friends used the Underground Railroad to reach Canada in 1856, settling in Niagara Falls. He became a popular and respected businessman, as well as an active . . . — Map (db m139961) HM
14Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Cecil Bishopp
In memory of Lt. Col. Cecil Bishopp who died of wounds received during the raid on Black Rock, New York, July 11, 1813 during the War of 1812. He was buried in this cemetery on July 17, 1813. In 1846 Bishopp’s two sisters erected this memorial in . . . — Map (db m139969) HM
15Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Charles Green1740 - 1827 — United Empire Loyalist —
“If the captain wants me, he may come himself and if he does I will shoot him.” With these words, Charles Green refused induction into the N. Jersey rebel militia. Imprisoned, he escaped and joined the “King’s Rangers” a . . . — Map (db m75879) HM
16Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Churches Atop of Drummond Hill
As early as 1795, a small log church, used by a number of denominations, was on top of this hill. Destroyed during the Battle of Lundy’s Lane on July 25, 1814, it was not replaced until 1819 when a combination church and schoolhouse was constructed . . . — Map (db m139955) HM
17Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Drummond Hill Cemetery
Drummond Hill Presbyterian Church Present during the Battle of Lundy’s Lane, a former church once sat at the north east end of the cemetery. Built in 1887 by A.J. Lowell, the current church was then modernized in 1961. Captain Abraham Hull & . . . — Map (db m139932) HM
18Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Ebenezer Community
In 1852 this was the site of the Ebenezer religious community of 800 people. It had log houses, a wharf, store, blacksmith shop, sawmill, woolen mill, flour mill, cannery, cabinet shop and a communal dining hall. Their best known product was high . . . — Map (db m64653) HM
19Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Edgeworth Ussher, Esq.November 16, 1838
Here rests, in the hope of a joyful resurrection, the mortal remains of Edgeworth Ussher, Esq., whose devotion to his sovereign and exertions in the cause of his country at a critical period of the history of Canada, marked him out as an object for . . . — Map (db m75852) HM WM
20Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Facing the American Attack
In the centre the repeated and determined attacks of the enemy were met by the 89th Regiment, the detachments of the Royals and King’s and the Light Company of the 41st, with the most perfect steadiness and intrepid gallantry, and the . . . — Map (db m139922) HM
21Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Floral ClockHistory
The Floral Clock at Queenston was built by Ontario Hydro in 1950. The idea to build the attraction came from Dr. Richard Lankaster Heam, Hydro’s General Manager and Chief Engineer at the time. While preparing for a business trip to England, Mr. . . . — Map (db m79106) HM
22Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Holding the High Ground
Early on the morning of July 26th, 1814, Lieutenant-General Sir Gordon Drummond awaited another attack on the Lundy's Lane hill near Niagara Falls. Throughout the previous night, this hill had been taken and retaken in the bloodiest, most hard . . . — Map (db m49693) HM
23Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — I’ll Try, Sir
On the evening of July 25, 1814, Col. James Miller, commander of the 21st US Infantry Regiment, was asked if his regiment could silence the seven British guns that had been holding the attacking American Army at bay for several hours. Miller replied . . . — Map (db m139956) HM
24Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Indian Ossuary
200 yards north west of the highest point was situated the largest Indian Ossuary yet discovered in the Province. First discovered in 1828. Bones and sand removed in 1908. — Map (db m75853) HM
25Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — International Rainbow Bridge CommemorationKing George VI and Queen Elizabeth — June 7, 1939 —
The adjacent stone monument commemorates the visit of their majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to view the site of the Rainbow Bridge on June 7, 1939. Originally laid at the base of the carillon tower, it was severely damaged by an . . . — Map (db m115417) HM
26Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — José María Heredia(1803–1839) — Niágara —
Cuban poet and patriot who sang to Niagara and, as José Martí said, awakened “an ever-burning passion for freedom” in the hearts of all Cubans.                               Niagara                            (fragments) . . . — Map (db m78068) HM
27Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Laura Secord
[Front Side of the Monument]: To perpetuate the name and fame of Laura Secord who walked alone nearly 20 miles by a circuitous difficult and perilous route, through woods and swamps and over miry . . . — Map (db m49694) HM
28Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Louis Hennepin 1626 - c. 1705
{The west/city marker side, in English:} Born and educated in Belgium, Hennepin was ordained a Recollet (Franciscan) friar in France. He was an adventurer at heart and undertook priestly duties in several European countries before being . . . — Map (db m35487) HM
29Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Gateway
Lundy’s Lane Battlefield Gateway Commemorated on July 25th, 2014 on the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lundy’s Lane (1814 – 2014) The City of Niagara Falls acknowledges the generous contribution made by the following partners Government . . . — Map (db m139945) HM
30Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Lundy's Lane Battlefield Commemorative WallCelebrating 100 Years — July 25, 2004 —
In celebration of the City of Niagara Falls Centennial, and the 190th Anniversary of the Battle of Lundy's Lane, fought on July 25, 1814. These limestone panels were created to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the battle. Let us remember . . . — Map (db m49739) HM
31Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Niagara Falls Park and River Railway
The Niagara River Recreation Trail at this point is laid along the former double-track roadbed of the Niagara Falls Park and River Railway. From 1892 to 1932, before there was an auto route along the gorge, this electric railway carried millions of . . . — Map (db m79520) HM
32Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Niagara Falls Park and River Railway Powerhouse
The Niagara Falls Park and River Railway Powerhouse, built on this site in 1892, was the first hydraulic powerhouse to use water from the Canadian side of the Niagara River. It generated 2100 hp of direct current electricity for the electric . . . — Map (db m66409) HM
33Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Niagara Glen
The Falls of Niagara were here about 7000 to 8000 years ago, three separate cataracts, about .8 kilometres (.5 miles) apart, fed by drainage from Lake Erie. Then suddenly, other lakes began to pour into Lake Erie, thereby increasing the outflow to . . . — Map (db m34806) HM
34Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Niagara Park Greenhouses
These greenhouses were erected in the year 1946 as a part of the design of the Niagara Parks Commission to develop the natural magnificence of this historic district and to display its charms for the benefit not only of those who are residents of . . . — Map (db m66411) HM
35Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Niagara Portage Road
Following the cession of the east bank of the Niagara River to the United States in 1783, the British authorities felt compelled to transfer the portage road around Niagara Falls to the west bank of the river. Opened in 1789 by a group of private . . . — Map (db m75854) HM
36Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Niagara River Recreation Trail
This trail is provided and maintained through the earnings of The Niagara Parks Commission. The Commission is a self-funding agency of the Ontario Government dedicated to preserving and enhancing the beauty of the lands adjacent to the Niagara River . . . — Map (db m79579) HM
37Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Niagara Spanish Aero Car
Leonardo Torres Quevedo (1852–1936) was an ingenious Spanish engineer. Among his creations were algebraic machines, remote control devices, dirigibles and the world’s first computer. The Niagara Spanish Aero Car was designed by Leonardo . . . — Map (db m79427) HM
38Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Nikola TeslaJuly 10, 1856 - January 7, 1943
Nikola Tesla was born to a Serbian family in the village of Smiljan, Croatia. He was a brilliant child who when only 12 years old, upon seeing a lithograph of Niagara Falls declared that one day he would put a wheel under it and “power the . . . — Map (db m115358) HM
39Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Nikola TeslaAbout This Monument
Speaking about this monument, Canadian sculptor Les Drysdale says: “Tesla is as he would have appeared in 1896, age 39, about the time his inventions were being used to create hydroelectric power at Niagara Falls. As the story goes, . . . — Map (db m115368) HM
40Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Nikola TeslaInventor — 1856-1943 —
The St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, Niagara Falls, in partnership with the Niagara Parks Commission, have erected this monument to Nikola Tesla. Physicist, inventor, electrical engineer. Tesla developed the world's first hydroelectric system . . . — Map (db m115369) HM
41Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — One Hundredth Anniversary of the Battle of Lundy's Lane
This Memorial – is – Erected to Commemorate the celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Battle of Lundy's Lane Held here July 25th 1914 Under the Auspices – of – The . . . — Map (db m54045) HM
42Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Rainbow Bridge
The Rainbow Bridge, owned and operated by the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, was built in 1940-41 to replace the Upper Steel Arch Bridge. Its abutments are 15.1m (50 ft.) above the level of river ice jams. When it was built its 286m (950 ft.) arch . . . — Map (db m64661) HM
43Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Ruth Redmond1903 - 1999
Ruth Redmond was a teacher at nearby Stamford Collegiate from 1926 to 1967. In 1954, Miss Redmond began purchasing properties that were adjacent to her home here on the north side of Lundy's Lane. This valuable land was part of the Lundy's Lane . . . — Map (db m57035) HM
44Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Sir Casimir S. Gzowski 1813-1898
First chairman of the Niagara Parks Commission (1885-93) Gzowski was born in Russia of Polish parents. Forced to emigrate, following participation in the Polish Rising of 1830, he came to Canada in 1841. An exceptionally able engineer, he first . . . — Map (db m37119) HM
45Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Site of Redan Battery
Near this spot Lieut-Col. John MacDonnell Attorney General of Upper Canada was mortally wounded 13th October 1812. — Map (db m75855) HM
46Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Soldier's MonumentLundy's Lane
[Front Side of Monument]: Erected by the Canadian Parliament in honour of the victory gained by the British & Canadian Forces on this field on the 25th day of July, 1814 and in grateful remembrance . . . — Map (db m49790) WM
47Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Stamford Cottage
200 yards north east of this point stood "Stamford Cottage" later known as "Stamford Park" the home of Sir Peregrine Maitland, Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada from 1818 to 1828. The property was purchased in 1822 . . . — Map (db m75856) HM
48Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Stranded Scow
On August 6, 1918, this dumping scow broke loose from its towing tug about 1.6 kilometres (1 mile) upriver, with Gustav F. Lofberg and James N. Harris aboard. The men opened the bottom dumping doors and the scow grounded in the shallow rapids. They . . . — Map (db m79781) HM
49Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Table Rock
This is the site of the historic landmark, Table Rock, a shelf of bare rock 61 metres (200 feet) long, 18.3 metres (60 feet) wide. Once part of the crest of the Horseshoe Falls it was left isolated when the Falls receded. Rock falls in 1818, 1828, . . . — Map (db m64668) HM
50Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Table Rock HouseErected 1853. — Demolished 1926.
The first Table Rock House stood 150 yards north of here. Erected in the year 1853, it occupied a site opposite the historical landmark of Table Rock, an overhanging limestone ledge which fell into the Niagara Gorge in the year 1850. — Map (db m78088) HM
51Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — The Aftermath of Battle
British and American forces suffered heavy losses at the Battle of Lundy’s Lane on July 25, 1814 and these were severe in proportion to the number of combatants. The casualty rates were nearly equal, as each side recorded around 800 casualties, . . . — Map (db m139918) HM
52Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — The Americans Attack
Scott’s brigade approached from the south along the Portage Road. Shortly after 7pm on July 25, 1814, they emerged from the woods that covered the area south of this cemetery along present day Barker Street. Ahead, they saw the height of land at . . . — Map (db m139926) HM
53Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — The Americans Capture the British Guns
The Americans surged forward, attempting to take the British position. This and repeated attempts failed and they endured heavy losses. Later, under cover of darkness, the American 21st Infantry made its way up the southeast slope of the hill. In a . . . — Map (db m139931) HM
54Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — The Battle of Lundy’s LaneWar of 1812
The Battle of Lundy’s Lane was a turning point in the War of 1812-14. While British Reinforcements began arriving in North America following the defeat of Napoleon in Europe, the Americans were pushing to gain control of the Niagara Peninsula. In . . . — Map (db m139907) HM
55Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — The Boundary Waters Treaty
"It is further agreed that the waters herein defined as boundary waters and waters flowing across the boundary shall not be polluted on either side to the injury of health or property of the other." Widely regarded as the first . . . — Map (db m64648) HM
56Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — The British DefenseThe Battle of Lundy’s Lane
In the early evening of July 25th, 1814, the British commander, Lt. General Drummond stood on this hilltop. Having just received intelligence that an American force was marching northward in this direction along the Portage Road, he realized that . . . — Map (db m139912) HM
57Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — 3 — The Capture of the Redan and the Death of Brock
On the river banks below here, the Americans were trapped. To the right the Americans scaled the river cliff and seized the Heights above. To the left the British held the Village of Queenston. A British 18-pounder cannon situated here within an . . . — Map (db m75875) HM
58Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — The Inukshuk
The inukshuk (pronounced IN-OOK-SHOOK) means “in the image of man.” These magnificent lifelike figures of stone erected by the Inuit people are unique to the Canadian Arctic.

The traditional purpose of an Inukshuk was . . . — Map (db m79021) HM
59Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — The Niagara Parks Commission / Commission Des Parcs Du Niagara
In 1885, the Province of Ontario established The Niagara Parks Commission as part of an international effort to preserve the natural scenery around Niagara Falls. Originally, the Commission included Colonel Casimir Gzowski, Chairman, John W. . . . — Map (db m116093) HM
60Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Thomas Baker McQuestenK.C., M.L.A. — 1882 – 1945 —
Thomas Baker McQuesten was born in Hespeler, Ontario June 30, 1882. In 1934 he was appointed Minister of Highways and Public Works for the Province of Ontario and Chairman of the Niagara Parks Commission. He served in both positions for ten years. . . . — Map (db m78489) HM
61Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Thompson Point
This depression was the site in the early 1800’s where John Thompson quarried the exposed limestone ridge at the edge of the gorge, and processed it into agricultural lime. There were two lime kilns and a water-powered sawmill on the site which . . . — Map (db m79421) HM
62Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Tightrope Walker Nik WallendaOn June 15, 2012 — Niagara Parks —
On June 15, 2012, the world watched as professional tightrope walker Nik Wallenda crossed the Niagara Gorge on a wire. Table Rock complex marked the Canadian end point for this high wire walk, which began at Terrapin Point, directly across the Gorge . . . — Map (db m64660) HM
63Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — To the Memory of Burrell Hecock
To the memory of Burrell Hecock of Cleveland Ohio Aged 17 Years Who lost his life in an heroic attempt to rescue Mr and Mrs Eldridge Stanton of Toronto Ontario when the ice bridge in the gorge immediately below . . . — Map (db m35065) HM
64Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — To the Memory of the Pioneersand the Red Meeting House — 1817-1869 —
Genesee Methodist Conference met here July 1820. — Map (db m75880) HM
65Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Toronto Power Generating StationLa centrale Électrique de la Toronto Power
Opened in 1906 to supply the Toronto market, this generating station was the first wholly Canadian-owned hydro-electric facility at Niagara Falls. Engineers adapted advanced European and American technologies to a difficult site in a bold and . . . — Map (db m79737) HM
66Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — U.S. Infantry TrenchJuly 23, 1814
This Monument erected July 25, 1991 by the American Legion, Niagara County Committee & Dept. of New York In memory of the U.S. Officers & Soldiers who died at the Battle of Lundy's Lane Connecticut 25th; New York 23rd; Massachusetts . . . — Map (db m49695) HM
67Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Upper Steel Arch Bridge
An abutment of the Upper Steel Arch Bridge built on this site 1897-98, is visible on the U.S. shore of the river. Also known as the Falls View Bridge and the Honeymoon Bridge, it stood until January 27, 1938, when an ice jam pushed the bridge off . . . — Map (db m79521) HM
68Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Upper Suspension Bridge
This plaque marks the entrance to the Upper Suspension Bridge, opened in July 1869, then the longest suspension bridge in the world. The iron cables were hung from timber towers. In 1884-87, this wooden bridge was changed to steel. In 1898, this . . . — Map (db m64670) HM
69Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — War of 1812
The Napoleonic Wars raged in Europe from 1803 to 1815 and had a global impact. Wishing to remain neutral and assert its independence, the United States continued to trade with both Britain and France. Nevertheless, diplomatic relations between the . . . — Map (db m139911) HM
70Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Whirlpool Rapids Gorge
An ancient river pre-dating the Wisconsin Glacier flowed through the channel of the Whirlpool Rapids and the Whirlpool draining glacial Lake Erie. After the retreat of the glacier when the present river broke through the rock barriers at Thompson . . . — Map (db m79581) HM
71Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Wm. B. RankineOperating Station of Canadian Niagara Power Company, Limited
Built in 1901-05, it was the first Powerhouse on the Canadian side to produce electrical energy for commercial use and sale outside Niagara Falls. Its location takes advantage of the natural flow of the river which formerly entered here to flow . . . — Map (db m116098) HM
72Ontario (Regional Municipality of Niagara), Niagara Falls — Zimmerman Fountain Pond
This beautiful fountain takes its name from Samuel Zimmerman who came to Canada from Pennsylvania in 1842. He amassed a fortune through a series of lucrative contracts involving the building of the second Welland Canal and various Railway Lines, . . . — Map (db m75881) HM
 
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