1900s: Frozen Niagara Falls

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  1. GOODSTUFF

    During the turn of the century thrill seeking and being a daredevil was both exciting and profitable. The latest thing was trying to ride over Niagara Falls in a barrel! Taking the plunge was a 50/50 chance at life and death. After hoaxes and Victorian shenanigans, the falls were finally tamed for the first time…by a woman!

    October 24th 1901 Annie Edson Taylor was 63 years old when she accomplished the task, although she told reporters and sight seers that she was in her forties. She was an unemployed schoolteacher and quite destitute. She figured if she died in the attempt her unhappy life would be ended, but if she made it then fame and fortune would roll her way.

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  2. Sanita Smith

    E-lodge Niagara is one of the best motel of the Niagara Falls Vacation, which offers best quality accommodation for great vacations experience.15 Minutes’ walk to the Falls. It is centrally located among the best Niagara Falls hotels and motels and that easily accessible from Toronto. We are close to the attraction but far from the noise.

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