Annie Edson Taylor Goes Over Niagara Falls in a Barrel – 24 October 1901 – The British Newspaper Archive Blog

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Annie Edson Taylor Goes Over Niagara Falls in a Barrel – 24 October 1901

On her 63rd birthday, Annie Edson Taylor climbed into a barrel and went over Niagara Falls.

Happily, she survived her incredible journey!

The motive that drove Edson Taylor to perform such a terribly dangerous task was her twin desire for financial security and to avoid ending up in the poorhouse.

Included below is a contemporary newspaper story that reports on this amazing episode.

historical newspaper report about Annie Edson Taylor

The Citizen – Saturday 26 October 1901

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000325/19011026/014/0003

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