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