Niagara River

The Niagara River is the west border of the village seen in this 1890’s view. The Seneca Indians called it “Ongiara” or neck. The Neuter and the Iroquois Indians had older forms of the name. Peter Porter wrote the best interpretation for Ongiara is “the thunder of the waters.” The French called it the “Niagara.” It connects Lakes Erie and Ontario.

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