Wednesday, October 24, 2012

October 24 Birthday: Annie Edson Taylor

Annie Edson Taylor, daredevil
October 24, 1838-April 29, 1921

Queen of the Falls by Chris Van Allsburg (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2011)

The first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel. On her 63rd birthday!

Daredevils of Niagara Falls shows photos of Taylor and others who have dared to attempt this dangerous feat.