Extreme Sports, Edmonton Exhibition-style
The Edmonton Exhibition has had its fair share of extreme sports demonstrations over the years,
such as this fine example of "bicycle jumping". This daredevil, known as Professor Fourcher,
raced his bicycle down a steep ramp and flew into a pool. This stunt was the ca. 1910 precursor
to today's extreme sports.
|Before the "Drop of DOOM" Edmonton had the Steeplechase -- taken to extreme
new heights! As described in the Edmonton Bulletin on Tuesday, July 17, 1934, this
action shot is of "Little Jackie Booth, a plucky kiddie, who dives with her pony from a 40-foot
platform ker-plunk into a tank of water below."