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Annie Edson Taylor (October 24, 1838 - April 29, 1921) was an American teacher. Desiring to secure her later years financially, she decided she would be the first person to ride over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Taylor used a custom-made barrel for her trip, constructed of oak and iron and padded with a mattress. On October 24, 1901, her 63rd birthday, the barrel was put over the side of a rowboat, and Taylor climbed in, along with her lucky heart-shaped pillow.

Annie Edson Taylor (October 24, 1838 - April 29, 1921) was an American teacher. Desiring to secure her later years financially, she decided she would be the first person to ride over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Taylor used a custom-made barrel for her trip, constructed of oak and iron and padded with a mattress. On October 24, 1901, her 63rd birthday, the barrel was put over the side of a rowboat, and Taylor climbed in, along with her lucky heart-shaped pillow. Stock Photo
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4350 x 3147 px | 36.8 x 26.6 cm | 14.5 x 10.5 inches | 300dpi

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20 July 2017

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