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"Cyclone" Taylor 1885-1979

'Cyclone' Taylor 1885-1979

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2005

'Cyclone' Taylor 1885-1979

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted January, 2011

'Cyclone' Taylor 1885-1979

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The County of Bruce
The Municipality of Arran-Elderslie
In Tara, in a park bounded on 3 sides by
Yonge Street (Road 10), Main Street and Ann Street

Coordinates: N 44 28.589 W 81 08.705


Plaque Text

An outstanding hockey player, Frederick W. Taylor was born in Tara and began his amateur career with the Listowel juniors about 1901. His exceptional skating ability and irrepressible energy drew widespread attention to "Whirlwind" (later "Cyclone") Taylor and in 1905, in Michigan, he entered the International League, hockey's first professional organization. Having joined the Canadian civil service in 1907, he continued to play with Ottawa and Renfrew teams, and soon confirmed his reputation as a brilliant all-round player. He concluded his celebrated hockey career with the Vancouver Millionaires, 1912-20, of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. In 1946 he received the Order of the British Empire for his service to the immigration department. "Cyclone" Taylor was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1947.

Related Ontario plaque
The Renfrew Millionaires



Other Plaques in Tara
The Founding of Tara
Sir William H. Hearst 1864-1941

Arran-Elderslie Plaques

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> Posted May 7, 2012
He was one of the best hockey players of all time, and easy comparison to greats like Howe, Morenz and Gretzky

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