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Webster's Falls, 'Bridge over troubled waters' in Spencer Gorge.

Webster's Falls is a curtain waterfall 22 metres in height. Located at the Spencer Gorge / Webster's Falls Conservation area in Greensville, its source is Spencer Creek.

It is the most popular waterfall in Hamilton area. Webster's Falls has the highest number of vintage postcards bearing its image, suggesting that it was the most frequently visited waterfall a century ago, as well.

This waterfall was originally named after Dr. James Hamilton, who purchased the land in 1818. The waterfalls and 78 acres of the surrounding land were purchased by Joseph Webster after his family arrived from England in 1820. The Webster family manor still stands on Webster's Falls Road, and their gravestones have been preserved in a small section just off the Bruce Trail, on the way to Tews Falls.

According to legend, an Ojibway maiden named Na-Go-She-Onong (Evening Star), fell in love with a white man. Her lover was killed by a jealous Indian suitor, and rather than live without him, she pressed his dead body to hers and plunged into the roaring waters of Webster's Falls. (There is a similar story about every larger waterfall in Ontario)

Entered in TTT Contest Bridges, May 2013 - Natural Bridge. Earned measly 2 (two) votes and 20st place! ;-(

I know, it is little bit a Kitschy image, but it makes a perfect contest photo.

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  • Uploaded on May 10, 2013
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    by tor tom
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2013/05/09 14:34:26
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