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Annie Edson Taylor

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Annie Taylor posing next to her barrel

Annie Edson Taylor (October 24, 1838 – April 29, 1921) was an American school-teacher and adventurer. She was the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel without dying. She did this on her 63rd birthday, October 24, 1901.[1]


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