Annie Taylor, a 62 year old retired teacher needed a plan to come up with money. Her extravagant plan was to do something no one has ever done before and receive fame and money off of it. Her idea of crossing over Niagara Falls in a barrel should surely do it she thought.
Annie had created and designed her own barrel that she wanted built for her by a local workshop whom agreed to build Annie's strong and unique barrel.
She hired a man to spread the word about her crazy adventure over the river. Many doubted Annie, but she was ready to prove them wrong. On October 24th she got into that barrel and had a boat escort her to the right spot in the river to release her.
Everyone gathered to watch this 62 year old women cross over the Niagara Falls in a barrel in complete shock. Only to see her make it to the other side proud and alive.
"WOW!" "Amazing" "Will she make it?" "Oooo Ahhhh"
Annie came out with minor injuries and soon started traveling as a guest speaker around the world. She never got much success or money off of her wild ride down the falls. She even had her barrel stolen from her.
Although Annie did not get the fame and money she intended on, she is still very proud of herself and content with knowing she is the only person who crossed over Niagara rivers and lived.
"I am content when I can say, 'I am the one who did it.'"