Barreling Over Niagara Falls
The first to survive the trip was a woman
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…