Friday, August 10, 2012

Hill's Barrel - Niagara Falls

Saturday about noon, 8/4/12

"On the last Saturday of July 1949, Major Hill decided it was time to restore the legends financial status. Major Hill age 38 years, challenged the Great Gorge Rapids in a 625 pound torpedo shaped steel barrel. The barrel took such an awful pounding that Major Hill had to be hauled up the gorge in a basket and hospitalized. Major Hill's journey was a failure in terms of media coverage and financial."

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