October 24 Birthday: Annie Edson Taylor. QUEEN OF THE FALLS
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.