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.
The Citizen – Saturday 26 October 1901
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