It happened on March 29, 1848. The people of the town of Niagara Falls awoke to a near deafening silence.
The silence wasn’t complete. They could hear a few birds twittering in the trees overhead. There were a few dogs barking. But otherwise there was silence.
This was strange because the people of Niagara Falls lived their entire lives with the roar of the falls. It was the background for everything they did. In fact, for most of them, it was their livelihood.
But on this morning, the falls appeared to have stopped.
Find out what happened in this strange but true tale of the day Niagara Falls went dry.
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