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Sherman Zavitz

A retired teacher, Sherman Zavitz has had a fascination with the history of Niagara Falls and area for many yeas. He is a past president of The Lundy’s Lane Historical Society and has served on the Board of Directors for such organizations as The Canadian Canal Society, The Friends of Fort George and the Niagara Falls Museums.

He has been recognized for his historical expertise by being appointed Official Historian for both the City of Niagara Falls, Ontario and The Niagara Parks Commission. The author of a number of books about Niagara Falls’ heritage, he has also been a columnist for The Niagara Falls Review over many years. He is a frequent speaker on historical topics, conducts annual walking tours and has been a step-on Niagara tour guide for over 25 years.


about It Seemed As If 100 Men Were Pounding My Head

This book of 45 high interest stories about Niagara’s past is framed in the fictional newspaper The Niagara Spector to highlight the original columns in which the stories first appeared. Sherman Zavitz has been a contributing columnist for the Niagara Falls Review since 1991, and the pages of this book are done in a traditional newspaper setting. The stories range from tales of romance and betrayal, acts of terror, and astonishing feats.


from It Seemed As If 100 Men Were Pounding My Head