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Annie Oakley shoots over her back using a mirror to spot her target as part of the Wild West shows.

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.

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Annie Oakley (born Phoebe Ann Mosey August 13, 1860 – November 3, 1926) was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Oakley’s amazing talent and timely rise to fame led to a starring role in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show, which propelled her to become the first American female superstar.    Using a .22 caliber rifle at 90 feet Oakley reputedly could split a playing card edge-on and put five or six more holes in it before it touched the ground.  ~~~  Regrettably, I did not make it to…

Annie Oakley (born Phoebe Ann Mosey August 13, 1860 – November 3, 1926) was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Oakley’s amazing talent and timely rise to fame led to a starring role in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show, which propelled her to become the first American female superstar. Using a .22 caliber rifle at 90 feet Oakley reputedly could split a playing card edge-on and put five or six more holes in it before it touched the ground. ~~~ Regrettably, I did not make it to…

Annie Oakley began trapping at a young age, shooting, and hunting by age  eight to support her siblings and her widowed mother. She sold the...

Annie Oakley began trapping at a young age, shooting, and hunting by age eight to support her siblings and her widowed mother. She sold the...

An 1890 publicity photo for one of America's greatest cowgirls, Annie Oakley. | 15 Retro Pics Of Truly Badass Cowgirls

An 1890 publicity photo for one of America's greatest cowgirls, Annie Oakley. | 15 Retro Pics Of Truly Badass Cowgirls

I love this Annie Oakley vintage sign. Her story is one of my favorites.

I love this Annie Oakley vintage sign. Her story is one of my favorites.

Miss Annie Oakley

A Journey Back Into the Days of the Wild Wild West

Miss Annie Oakley

Rifle Queen Annie Oakley  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/oakley/

Rifle Queen Annie Oakley http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/oakley/

Guille!

Guille!

Annie Oakley, sharpshooter & exhibition shooter. Born Phoebe Ann Moses in N-Star, Ohio. 1860-1926

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Annie Oakley, sharpshooter & exhibition shooter. Born Phoebe Ann Moses in N-Star, Ohio. 1860-1926

Annie Oakley! She was the first woman Buffalo Bill hired for his Wild West show and was a trailblazer who challenged stereotypes about women of the time. Not only could she out-shoot men, she was out-earning most of them. Oakley also used her celebrity to campaign for a woman's right to paid employment and equal pay.

Lady Legend Annie Oakley's Gun Is Worth Way More Than $143K

Annie Oakley! She was the first woman Buffalo Bill hired for his Wild West show and was a trailblazer who challenged stereotypes about women of the time. Not only could she out-shoot men, she was out-earning most of them. Oakley also used her celebrity to campaign for a woman's right to paid employment and equal pay.

Annie Oakley ... a lady who meant business -- Who must be Calamity Jane's BFF -- My Mimmie lovingly called me Calamity Jane as I proudly rode out in the pasture with my ruffled shirt, pants, leather chaps, boots, holster with my pearl grip handles taming the wild west of the great hill country in small town Texas.

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Annie Oakley ... a lady who meant business -- Who must be Calamity Jane's BFF -- My Mimmie lovingly called me Calamity Jane as I proudly rode out in the pasture with my ruffled shirt, pants, leather chaps, boots, holster with my pearl grip handles taming the wild west of the great hill country in small town Texas.

Annie Oakley 'Western Girl': A 130-year-old shotgun once wielded by famed Wild West gunslinger Annie Oakley sold at auction for $293,000

Get Annie's gun: Famed sharp shooter's gun sells for $293,000

Annie Oakley 'Western Girl': A 130-year-old shotgun once wielded by famed Wild West gunslinger Annie Oakley sold at auction for $293,000

The Amazing Life of Annie Oakley (15 Photos) - Old Photo Archive

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The Amazing Life of Annie Oakley (15 Photos) - Old Photo Archive

Annie Oakley Ohio Historical Marker side 1

Annie Oakley Ohio Historical Marker side 1

Annie Oakley via Old West Photographs on Facebook

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Annie Oakley via Old West Photographs on Facebook