George Hazlett & Sadie Allen
SHOOTING THE RAPIDS
George Hazlett and Sadie Allen mad a trip together through the Whirlpool Rapids on August 8th, 1886. Eyebrows were raised as they were not even engaged at the time.
George Hazlett had already gained some notoriety by being one of a pair of stunters to navigate the Whirlpool Rapids in 1886 in a single barrel.
In the fall of that year George Hazlett convinced a friend, a young woman named Sadie Allen to accompany him on a second trip through the Whirlpool Rapids. Both Hazlett and Allen would survive their ordeal. The fact that the two were not married or engaged at the time caused a great deal of gossip.