On this day 125 years ago: 19 July 1891

CROSSING THE NIAGARA FALLS ON A CABLE

  A man named Samuel Dixon, of Toronto, walked across the Niagara gorge over the Whirlpool Rapids to-day on a wire cable three-fourths of an inch in diameter. This is the first time that such a journey has been made from the Canadian shore.

[Reynolds’s Newspaper, 19 July, 1891]

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