William "Red" Hill Sr. statue

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William "Red" Hill Sr. was a legendary Riverman in Niagara Falls. He knew the Niagara River and its currents better then anyone and was the man to call when there was trouble. William "Red" Hill Sr. was highly influential in helping usher in a new age of tourism to the city with headlines around North America, Europe and Asia about his exploits of rescues and daredevil feats. He was the face of Niagara Falls in the first half of the 20th century. To this day tour guides tell his stories. He was the star of Michael Clarksons book The Age of Daredevils.

He will forever be known as the Hero of Niagara and this petition has been started in hopes of immortalizing him with a statue. 

- 1896 at the age of 9 awarded a Royal Canadian Humane association bravery medal for rescuing his sister from a burning building.
- 1912 awarded a Royal Canadian Humane Association bravery medal for rescuing Ignatius Roth from the ice bridge disaster.
- 1918 awarded a Royal Canadian Humane Association bravery medal for rescuing Gustav Loftberg and James Harris from the stranded scow.
- credited with saving 28 lives and the recovery of 177 accident and suicide victims from the Niagara River
- 1910, 1930 and 1931 shot the rapids in a barrel
- William "Red" Hill Sr. has received more lifesaving awards from the Canadian Government than any man in history.