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Five Things You Must Know About Annie Edson Taylor

1. Although she went to college to be a school teacher, she taught dance and music From Michigan to Texas.

2. In 1901, Taylor became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel.

3. She was 62 years old when she came up with the plan to go over the famous waterfall.  

4. Although she lost consciousness, she survived with only a cut on her head.

5. Taylor remains the only woman to have gone over the falls alone.

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