Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Lovely Old Paper And A High Diver
I took a look on-line and found a couple photos of Harry and this description: "high diver Harry Six of Bryan, Ohio on July 4, 1908. J. Harry Six (1881-1948), known as "Dare Devil Six" made his first dive when he was sixteen years old at the Williams County Fair, diving off a 110-foot ladder into a tank of water. He set a world record in 1901 for diving 136 feet off of the I.C. Railroad Bridge in Cairo, Illinois and won the world championship for shallow water diving in 1915, when he jumped 104 feet into a 3'; 3" pool of water. Six was forced to retire in 1917 due to blindness caused by diving." This info. came from here.