How Annie Oakley, "Princess of the West," Preserved Her Ladylike Reputation
Annie Oakley shoots over her back using a mirror to spot her target as part of the Wild West shows.
Born on August 13, 1860, Annie Oakley gained fame for her unparalleled shooting skills, later becoming the star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show for 17 years. By age 15, Oakley paid off the mortgage for her mother's home by shooting small game for a local grocery store. Watch this clip to learn more about the globally renowned folk hero: https://curiosity.com/video/biography-annie-oakley-tomboy-bio/?ref=sp&utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=081314pin
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An 1890 publicity photo for one of America's greatest cowgirls, Annie Oakley.
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Annie Oakley ... this lady was the business! I was in Annie get your gun when I was a girl, I played her little sister that's my favorite musical
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Annie Oakley (Phoebe Ann Mosey 8/13/1860 – 11/3/31926) was an American sharpshooter & exhibition shooter. Oakley starred in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show, the first American female superstar. Using a .22 caliber rifle, at 90 ft Oakley reputedly could split a playing card edge-on & put 5 or 6 more holes in it before it touched the ground.