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March 20, 2014

Niagara Escarpment study to be discussed at April 6 meeting

Niagara Gazette — Results of a study documenting the early history of the Niagara Escarpment will be released to the public April 6.

Nona McQuay and Ann Marie Linnavery, education director at the Niagara County History Center, will present their findings from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Nature Center in the Warming House at Bond Lake Park, 2571 Lower Mountain Road. Ransomville. Local stories about the Escarpment, east to west, will be featured with information about the Senecas, Iroquois. Mohawk, Neuter and Tuscarora habitation and history. In addition, background information will be provided on the area geology, the early towns, railroads and personalities as well as the original site of the falls some 12,000 years ago. The free program is sponsored by the Bond Lake Environmental and Beautification Committee.

The study was funded through a 2013 grant to the Western New York Land Conservancy who then reached out to the History Center of Niagara for submissions.

The 450-mile Niagara Escarpment on the Canadian side has been rated an important preserve for years but it only beginning to be seriously studied and researched in the U.S.

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