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Niagra Falls

Niagra Falls no longer exists

MMDE: Niagra Falls

Current: Niagara Falls

Created by geological processes around 10,000BC. the famous waterfall on the US/Canadian border attracts thousands of visitors every year.

More than 6 million cubic feet flow over the falls every minute, and it's being eroded at a rate of 1 foot per year.

The name almost certainly originates from the native American people, but exactly where isn't clear. There is a strong possibility it is derived from the local Niagagarega tribe.

Many people are certain it is more than just a false memory of them spelling it the same way they pronounce it. There are many instances of it being spelt Niagra today on the internet.

The Neck

In the Mohawk language, the word Niagara refers to a neck. That is, the area of land between the lakes Erie and Ontario resembles a human neck, which was spelt onyara but pronounced O-ne-au-ga-rah, which we know today as Niagara.