Helga Estby

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Birthday
30, 1860
Birthplace
Oslo, Norway
Death Date
Apr 20, 1942 (81)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
30, 1860
Birthplace
Oslo, Norway
Death Date
Apr 20, 1942 (81)

About

She walked across the Unites States coast to coast to win $10,000 for her impoverished family.

Before Fame

After her family farm fell on hard times during the crisis of 1896, she devised a wager with a party in New York that she could walk across the United States within seven months.

Trivia

She completed her journey unfortunately past the deadline, and did not collect her prize. Worse yet, she was accused of abandoning her family.

Family Life

She was born in Oslo, Norway and moved to the U.S. with her parents in 1871.

Associated With

She became a minor celebrity upon arrival on the east coast, getting to meet presidential candidate William McKinley.