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Annie Edson Taylor, Heroine of Niagara Falls

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 Post subject: Annie Edson Taylor, Heroine of Niagara Falls
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:32 am 

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Did you know the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel was a woman?
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After a short marriage that ended when her husband, David Taylor, was killed in the Civil War – and included the loss of their only child in infancy – Taylor began a long and unsettled period of wandering. She traveled around the country and even as far away as Mexico City, teaching here and there but never finding the life she wanted... Having read an article about the World's Fair and the Falls nearby, she had an idea for how to get the world’s attention: she would become the next great Niagara Falls daredevil.
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