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Apr 3, 2013

Who discovered Angel Falls?

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    Apr 3, 2013

    James (Jimmie) Crawford Angel in 1933, he was flying over it looking for gold ores, and he crash landed. Although a lot of people had sighted it before him, they didn't document their discoveries, so James Angel "officially" discovered Angel Falls. The Natives in Venezuela had known about the "Salto Angel" since the beginning of time. Then United States pilot Jimmie Angel was flying over the area in 1935 when he landed on the top of a lone mountain in search of gold. His plane got stuck in the boggy jungle on top of the mountain and he noticed a pretty impressive waterfall plunging thousands of feet down. He wasn't too happy about the 11 mile hike back to civilization, and his plane remained stuck and resting upon the mountain as a monument to his discovery. Soon the whole world would know about the falls, which came to be known as Angel Falls, after the pilot who "discovered" them.

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    Apr 3, 2013

    James Crawford Angel is the official discoverer of the Angel Falls. He was a pilot and was flying in the search of gold mines and thus discovered Angel Fall in 1933.

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