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Famous Friday – The Great Farini

Name: William Leonard Hunt
Birth Date: June 10, 1838
Place of Birth: Lockport, New York
Claim to Fame: Also known as the Great Farini, William Hunt, made several tightrope performances at Niagara Falls. His feats included crossing a high wire with a man on his back, with a sack over his entire body, turning somersaults while on the rope, hanging from it by his feet, and even lowering a bucket into the Niagara River and using the water to wash his handkerchiefs.

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