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Dumont: Am I built more like a buffalo or a goose? – StarPhoenix
by ahnationtalk onOctober 10, 201710 Views
October 10, 2017
I visited Niagara Falls last week and had lunch with two Niagara Falls historians. Historians always have the best gossip. They told me that in 1827, William Forysth, filled an ark (really just a big boat) with buffalo, two small bears, two raccoons, geese and an eagle. Then he sent it over the falls. Some of the animals managed to break free – the bears – and swam to safety. Of the animals that went over the falls, only the geese managed to survive. Which is surprising because you would think the eagle would have stood the best chance.
This was a crapfest of biblical proportions.
Forsyth later went on to build a hotel in Niagara Falls. (To improve his business, he built a wall beside it that kept the view of the Falls for his patrons which had to be torn down twice by the government.)