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The best books of 2014

...Elizabeth McCracken: The appropriately named "Something Amazing" in this stellar collection by the author of "Niagara Falls All Over Again" and "The Giant's House" is one of the best pieces of fiction of the year. The rest of the stories...
Today in History

...year.Today's Highlights in History:On June 7, 1939, King George VI and his wife, Queen Elizabeth, arrived at Niagara Falls, New York, from Canada on the first visit to the United States by a reigning British monarch.On this date:In...
Wedding gets extreme

...know whether I should be excited or nervous," Tim said. A few years earlier, he had proposed to Michelle on top of Niagara Falls. A wedding in Alaska seemed like a great follow-up. "It's the best thing that happened to me in my 32 years...
About the original Harriman Expedition

...Web site. In the Juneau area, the expedition visited the Treadwell mine on Douglas Island where Burroughs described Niagara Falls as a soft hum beside the roar of the stamp mills. At Taku Harbor, south of Juneau, Merriam surveyed small mammals...
Lighting the first bulb

...Exposition of 1893 at Chicago. This was followed by the building of three massive generators for harnessing the energy of Niagara Falls into electricity. The year 1893 was a moment in time when the world changed before everyone's eyes. The World's...
This Day in History

...President Lincoln. In 1901, Anna Edson Taylor, a 43-year-old widow, became the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. In 1931, the George Washington Bridge, connecting New York and New Jersey, opened to traffic. In...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...politicians, who generally would not invite the media to ride on anything except an inner tube floating just above Niagara Falls. So McCain got excellent press, to the point where some Bush supporters felt that the coverage was slanted, as evidenced...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...CHANDONNET THE JUNEAU EMPIRE Betty Lawrence has heard the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing and strolled in the mist of Niagara Falls. She's learned the battle of Bunker Hill actually was fought on an adjacent rise in the landscape. She's seen...
This Day in History

...transmitted a telegram to President Abraham Lincoln. In 1901, widow Anna Edson Taylor became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. In 1931, the George Washington Bridge, connecting New York and New Jersey, was officially dedicated...
In the Stacks: New picture books available at the Juneau Public Libraries charge of 500 cows. But then he has a thought - what if he took the cows along? Excited, Manny plans a trip to Niagara Falls, piles the cows into rented buses, and heads down the highway. He doesn't take into account bus-sickness, potty...


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