Oct. 24, 1901: First barrel ride over Niagara Falls

From Yahoo! Malaysia News: Niagara Falls had been a tourist destination for decades before 1901, but it wasn’t until Oct. 24 of that year that the first person decided to ride a barrel over the falls. Former schoolteacher Annie Edson Taylor made the plunge on her 63rd birthday, hoping for fame and fortune. Taylor, whose…

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SAVVY TRAVELLER: Amazing falls experience

From the New Strait Times (Malaysia): A TRIP to Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada, was an amazing experience for CHUAH BEE LAY. Both the American and Canadian Falls are spectacular but the Canadian Falls are much larger and have a grander view. The ride on the Maid Of The Mist ferry gave an extra edge…

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