Day 43 – Vast 3

The River Hvítá falls 105 feet into a 1 1/2 mile ravine of the waterfall Gullfoss.
In the 1920s, there were plans to dam Hvítá river at Gullfoss, but Sigríður Tómasdóttir put a stop to them.  Living on a farm near the falls, she walked almost 75 miles (120 kilometers) to Reykjavik, several times, to try to stop the richest men in Iceland from following through with their plans.  As a last ditch effort, she threatened to throw hereself into the falls.  This got their attention!  With the help of her lawyer, they managed to have the contract annulled and it became a national monument.

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