Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sonora Carver

From 1923 to the 1940's, Sonora Carver (1904-2003) made a name for herself as the first female horse diver in Atlantic City, New Jersey. On top of her horse, she'd dive from a tower 40 to 60 feet high, into a pool of water below. Blinded (detached retina) from a bad fall, she continued diving for eleven more years. "..The truth was, riding the horse was the most fun you could have and we just loved it so. We didn't want to give it up."

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