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This date in Michigan History:   October 24, 1901
Annie Edson Taylor rides Niagara Falls and survives.

At the age of fifty (or sixty-three depending on the source), Annie Taylor, a retired dance instructor from Bay City, was looking for a new career that would make her rich and famous. Taylor designed a special wooden beer barrel and rode through Canada's Horseshoe Falls, one mile above the rapids. The barrel was damaged beyond repair, but Taylor survived. Calling herself the Queen of Mist, she toured the country with a replica barrel. Taylor never found the riches she sought. Today her touring barrel is on display at the Niagara Falls Museum in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

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