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Barreling Over Niagara Falls

The first to survive the trip was a woman

Anna and her barrel Photo by New York Times

Anna Edson Taylor was the first adventurer to barrel over Niagara Falls and lived to tell the tale. Why would Taylor attempt such a dangerous thing at her age? Simple. She needed money. Yay, capitalism.

The future daredevil was born on October 24, 1838, in Auburn, New York. Her father died when Anna was only 12, but the…

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Kathy Copeland Padden

Kathy Copeland Padden

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