Item 371N5708 - Al Fausett going over Willamette Falls in canoe

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371N5708

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Al Fausett going over Willamette Falls in canoe

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  • 1928-03-31 (Creation)

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Photograph; cellulose nitrate film; 3.75 x 4.75 in

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(1902-1982)

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Photograph showing daredevil Al Fausett going over Willamette Falls sideways in a canoe on March 31, 1928. A cropped version of this photograph was one of four published on the front page of the Oregon Journal on April 1, 1928, under the headline “Dare-Devil Falls Jumper and His Narrow Squeak at Oregon City.” This photograph had the following caption: “ ‘Canoe dropping at crest of falls.” According to an accompanying story, headlined “Leaps Falls; Death Close,” Fausett was attempting to shoot Willamette Falls in a specially designed canoe, but the craft went over the falls sideways and resurfaced upside down. Fausett was rescued and was uninjured. See related image Nos. 371N0823, 377N0376, and 377N0377. Image note: Photograph shows extensive discoloration due to deterioration of the negative.

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 371; 0371N5708

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