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HABER, Reinhold Paul. (Unknown-Dubuque, IA, 1926). Stunt man. Part machinist and part steeplejack, Haber performed a breathtaking headstand on the steeple of St. Francis Xavier's Basilica in Dyersville in 1908. He repeated the stunt at a church in Guttenberg where the priest bet him he could not do the trick. The priest lost, and Haber gave the beer he won to bystanders.
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HABER, Reinhold Paul. (Unknown-Dubuque, IA, 1926). Part machinist and part steeplejack, Haber performed a breathtaking headstand on the steeple of St. Francis Xavier's Basilica in Dyersville.  
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He repeated the stunt on August 22, 1903 at a church in Guttenberg where the priest bet him he could not do the trick. Haber stood on his head on a narrow board nailed across the scaffold on the top of one of the spires, a distance of 158 feet from the ground. The priest lost the $8 bet. (1)
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1. "Performs Daring Feat," ''Dubuque Telegraph-Herald'', August 23, 1903, p. 6
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Latest revision as of 19:51, 13 July 2018

HABER, Reinhold Paul. (Unknown-Dubuque, IA, 1926). Part machinist and part steeplejack, Haber performed a breathtaking headstand on the steeple of St. Francis Xavier's Basilica in Dyersville.

He repeated the stunt on August 22, 1903 at a church in Guttenberg where the priest bet him he could not do the trick. Haber stood on his head on a narrow board nailed across the scaffold on the top of one of the spires, a distance of 158 feet from the ground. The priest lost the $8 bet. (1)

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1. "Performs Daring Feat," Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, August 23, 1903, p. 6