Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

18/1/2013

‘I’d rather walk in front of a live cannon than do it again’: Words of widow, 63, as she emerged from barrel after becoming the first person to survive drop over Niagara Falls

Before Felix Baumgartner, or even Evel Knievel, there was a daredevil with much humbler ambitions – but by no means less mettle.

Annie Edson Taylor was the first person to survive a trip over the Niagara Falls in a barrel in 1901. for more click here

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