Louis Cyr’s Barrel Lifting Feat
Posted on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 by John Wood
On May 8th, 1896, the great Canadian strongman Louis Cyr performed several amazing feats of strength, among them lifting and shouldering a 433 lb. barrel with one hand. The barrel was filled with a mixture of water and sand and the feat took place at Saint-Louis Hall in Chicago, Illinois.