The Settler Falls

The wealth of fish and water drew the original inhabitants of the region over the millenia. But starting in the 19th century, different people came to the falls.

During Expo '74, the seven bronze plaques in front of you were dedicated to these "Christian Pioneers." 

But the name is not entirely accurate. 

Some were interested in sharing Christianity.  Some came for reasons other than Christians zeal. 

Some wanted to make homes here.  Some didn't come to stay.  Others didn't have to come because they were already here.

The plaques tell part of the stories but there are also untold stories.


Clayton Hanson