NIAGARA FALLS, NY (Oakwood Cemetery) - Come celebrate Niagara's Queen of the Mist, Annie Edson Taylor. The festivities start SUNDAY, October 21, at Noon. After some brief welcomes and opening remarks, we will commission our new "Edsonmobile" cart, donated in the memory of Annie by her Grand Nieces, Elsie and Rose. Warren Baltes, Historian for the Connecticut Street Armory in Buffalo will present the cemetery two Civil War Campaign medals in honor of LeRoy Williams and Peter A. Porter.
At 1pm Annie will be portayed graveside by noted Historian Terry Lasher Winslow.
At 2:30pm The winners of our Annie Edson Taylor kids coloring contest will be announced. Niagara area students were read "Queen of the Falls" by Chris Van Allsburg, then our youth drew pictures of Annie and her trip. Annie's Grand Nieces will judge the pictures as well as will known area artist Paul Hanover.
Through out the afternoon you will be able to buy Annie books and also Chocolates from Niagara's Honeymoon Sweets. Mary Ann Hess owner and chocolate maker will be here with her special treats.
Here is a sampling of last year's kids drawings. What talent Western New York has!
Click here to read from the Niagara Frontier Publication
While we're at it, here is an Australian Newspaper Article on Daredevils that mentions Annie.