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A Journey through Niagara and beyond in 1850


On August 27 Baker arrived in Niagara and spent the day sightseeing in the region.   His first stop was Queenston Heights and Brock's Monument.  From there he took a carriage to the Suspension Bridge over the Niagara River.  His last two stops in Niagara were at the burning spring and the observatory tower near Lundy's Lane, overlooking the battlefield from the War of 1812.   A more detailed description of each of these stops can be found on the pages that follow.

Pages from Stephens Baker's travel journal describing his trip to Niagara, August 27, 1850.