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Famous Friday – Annie Taylor


Name: Annie Edson Taylor
Birth Date: October 24, 1838
Claim to Fame: On October 24th, 1901, at the age 63, Annie Taylor became the first daredevil to go over the falls in a barrel and survive.

Surprisingly, the only injury she had was a cut on her forehead.  The successful stunt brought her fame but not much fortune.

Each Fridays we will be be profiling  a notable Niagara Falls native.  If you would like to suggest a person to be features in our Famous Friday post, please email us at
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