This Week in History…

Did you know that on October 24th, 1901 the first person took a barrel ride over Niagara Falls?

On October 24th 1901, a 43-year-old schoolteacher named Annie Edson Taylor became the first person to take the plunge over Niagara Falls in a barrel.

Read the New York Times article about Ms. Taylor’s adventure!

Explore more historic articles of the New York Times through the Library’s New York Times Archive (1851-2006)

 

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