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Vintage photos of the world's famous attractions

Love Exploring Logo By Frances Carruthers of Love Exploring | Slide 2 of 51: The gushing great waterfall has always fascinated its onlookers, and back in 1859 it was no different. Look closely and you can see a small crowd of tourists standing beneath Terrapin Tower, built in 1833 at the edge of Horseshoe Falls (the Canadian section). A wooden bridge was constructed earlier in 1827 for people to drink in the incredible views across the water. The bridge was an instant hit and attracted visitors from both America and Europe, before tightrope artist Blondin's famous performances over the falls in 1859 helped catapult the attraction to further international fame. 

Niagara Falls, Canada and USA

The gushing great waterfall has always fascinated its onlookers, and back in 1859 it was no different. Look closely and you can see a small crowd of tourists standing beneath Terrapin Tower, built in 1833 at the edge of Horseshoe Falls (the Canadian section). A wooden bridge was constructed earlier in 1827 for people to drink in the incredible views across the water. The bridge was an instant hit and attracted visitors from both America and Europe, before tightrope artist Blondin's famous performances over the falls in 1859 helped catapult the attraction to further international fame. 

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