Snake River Canyon (via Springfield Historical Society @

Snake River Canyon I’m gonna make it! I’m gonna make it! This is the greatest thrill of my life! I’m king of the world! — Homer, “Bart The Daredevil” Homer Simpson’s iconic jump of Springfield Gorge in 1990 calls to mind daredevil Evel Knievel’s much-hyped but ultimately unsuccessful attempt to jump Idaho’s Snake River Canyon in 1974. Leaving his motorcycle at home, Evel put over $150,000 into the Skycycle X-2, a steam-powered rocket that was to propel him over the … Read More

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