Over the Falls

Today's picture documents one of the most peculiar stunts of all times. Mrs. Annie Taylor, on her 63rd birthday, decided to attempt a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Many had tried before, but none had survived. Mrs. Taylor was short on money, and...



Today's picture documents one of the most peculiar stunts of all times. Mrs. Annie Taylor, on her 63rd birthday, decided to attempt a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Many had tried before, but none had survived. Mrs. Taylor was short on money, and viewed the stunt as a necessity. If successful her finances for her old age would be assured. If not successful, there would be no old age. On October 24, 1901, she became the first person to survive a trip over the falls.