Studies of the Niagara Frontier - Frank H. Severance. What distinguishes this book from most regional histories is the compilation of literary narratives from various early visitors, giving it an artistic vitality. The first third of this volume is the Niagara region as seen through the eyes of poets, writers and artists. Of course, to get a more scrutinizing view of the area, one must next see it through the eyes of scientists, geographers and geologists. The last third of the book is a series of narratives of 18th-century visitors and explorers, which gives one a well-rounded impression of the Niagara. (1911), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 442 pp.