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Annie Edson Taylor

Mothers of Invention -- Women Who Made it Happen

Marlo Thomas | Posted 05.05.2013 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

I don't know what you'd do on your 63rd birthday, but I certainly wouldn't climb into a barrel and pitch myself over the edge of a deadly waterfall. But that's exactly what Annie Edson Taylor did. Was she proud of herself for her act of courage? Absolutely. Would she recommend it to others? Hardly.