Niagara Falls

By - Anthony Young

Introduction

From the top of the waterfall it's a 150 foot drop to the river below, most people would never try to drop from fear of death but fifteen people have tried since 1901. Niagara Falls is one of the greatest waterfalls in the world and one that many people come to see every year. Niagara Falls is shared by the United States and Canada. It is comprised of three falls, the American Falls, the Horseshoe Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls. The falls are shared by the United States and Canada. Every year daredevils like to go over the falls to prove themselves.
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The Niagara Falls is comprised of three waterfalls, the American Falls, the Horseshoe Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls. According to History.com, "The river is estimated to be 12,000 years old."

The Niagara Falls is comprised of three waterfalls, the American Falls, the Horseshoe Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls. The Niagara Falls water comes from the upper Great Lakes.

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Each Year, daredevils like to go over the falls to prove themselves. The river below Niagara Falls averages 170 feet deep. Daredevils who go over the falls usually hit the bottom of the river before popping back to the surface. On October 24, 1901, a 63-year-old schoolteacher named Annie Edson Taylor became the first person to take the plunge over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Fifteen people have went down the Horseshoe Falls since 1901.
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The falls are shared by both the United States and Canada. Twelve million tourists from all over the world visit Niagara Falls every summer. Some of the water is diverted to provide power for the United States and Canada, making Niagara Falls the largest source of electric power in the world. Niagara Falls consists of two waterfalls on the Niagara River, which marks the border between New York City in the U.S. and Ontario City in Canada. According to history.com however,"One of these countries won't be able to claim this site much longer."
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Conclusion

Niagara Falls is one of the greatest waterfalls in the world and one that many people come to see every year. Niagara Falls is shared by the United States and Canada. It is comprised of three falls, the American Falls, the Horseshoe Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls. The falls are shared by the United States and Canada. Every year daredevils like to go over the falls to prove themselves. The question is, will the U.S. and Canada be able to continue sharing the claim to the falls?
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Sources

"Niagara Falls." - Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Nov. 2015.


United States. National Park Service. "Niagara Falls National Heritage Area (U.S. National Park Service)." National Parks Service. U.S. Department of the Interior, 15 Dec. 2015. Web. 24 Nov. 2015.


"Niagara Falls." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 24 Nov. 2015.