Annie Edson Taylor

So I had a few hours doodling today at the library and came across this amazing lady, Annie Edson Taylor who at the age of 63 yrs old and ‘because she could not pay her mortgage and wanted the notoriety‘ became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel.

After her journey on the 24th October 1901 Annie is reported as having said:-

‘If it was with my dying breath, I would caution anyone against attempting the feat… I would sooner walk up to the mouth of a cannon, knowing it was going to blow me to pieces than make another trip over the Fall.’

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