Dixon, IL Fell from Trapeze, Aug 1955

Woman Aerialist Badly Hurt In Fall

Dixon, Ill. (AP)-A 30-year old woman aerialist was seriously injured yesterday when she fell 75 feet from a trapeze onto an asphalt parking lot after striking a barbed wire fence.

Hundreds of spectators watched as the performer, Mrs. Evelyn Marrion, of Los Angeles, plunged to the ground while performing a “break away” in her act at Dixon’s Indian Summer Festival. Her husband, also a member of the Four Sky Devils Troupe, and their 3-year-old daughter Sheila witnessed the mishap.

Mrs. Marrion fell when two ropes holding her by the ankles snapped. Officials at Dixon Hospital reported her condition as serious.

Abilene Reporter News, Abilene, TX 24 Aug 1955