Production

Nom de la Production 1890Sep06, Niagara Falls, Dixon Crossing the Niagara
Autre Nom de la Production Dixon crossing the Niagara
Types des Arts du Spectacle Circus arts
Date de Début [ Septembre 6, 1890] September 6, 1890
Date de Fin [ Septembre 6, 1890] September 6, 1890
Type de la Production [Evénement] Single event
Emplacemente(s) de la Production Niagara Falls
Pièce(s) dans la Production Dixon Crossing the Niagara
Personnes dans la Production Dixon, Samuel J.
Notes Photographer and tightrope walker Samuel J. Dixon, of Toronto, walked the high wire over Niagra on September 6th 1890. Wearing brown tights, black silk trunks, and his "lucky" Civil War cap, Dixon walked a seven-eigths inch wire over the Niagara River Gorge, above the most turbulent portion of the Whirlpool Rapids. His sixteen-foot-long balancing pole was made up of three pieces of gas pipe. After crossing from the Canadian side to the American side, on his return walk he further thrilled the crowd by standing on one foot, lying on the rope with the pole resting on his chest, and hanging from the wire by one hand. SFPALM

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