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    Old West Cowgirl - Marie Lords in 1861 said “A cowgirl gets up early in the morning, decides what she wants to do, and does it.”

    • Laura Mathis

      Annie Oakley, one of the greatest and most well-known sharpshooters in history, was born on August 13th, 1860 in Patterson Township, Ohio. Read about it here: Photo taken from

    • Aga Mikula

      What a spirit and a attitude! Love her! Annie Oakley (August 13, 1860 – November 3, 1926), born Phoebe Ann Mosey,[1][2][3] was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Oakley's "amazing talent"[4] led to a starring role in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. Her timely rise to fame[5] allowed her to become one of the first American women to be a superstar.

    • Ruschelle Mayes

      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.

    • Barn Dance Trading Company

      Annie Oakley ... a crack shot. She traveled with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.

    • Adam McGinness

      Annie Oakley ... this lady was the business! #WildWest

    • CMEG Construction and Remodeling

      Annie Oakley wild west. like your style lady

    • ifania ® leather artist

      Annie Oakley ... wild western attitude!!

    • Camille Matthews

      Vintage Cowgirl Photo:

    • Patty Feeney

      Wild Wild West

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    A rare image of Annie Oakley. Why rare? . . . In this beautiful photograph of Annie she's is not holding a gun!

    Phoebe Ann Oakley Mozee (1860-1926). Annie Oakley went into servitude at age 6 because her mother was too poor to keep her at home. She met physical & mental abuse to earn her keep. By 16, her shooting skills were used to earn money to support her widowed mother and siblings and the rest is history. Annie Oakley, 1922, with a gun Buffalo Bill gave her.

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    Photo of Annie Oakley shooting over her back using a mirror to spot her target.

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    First photo of Napoleon Bonaparte aged 4!

    Arguably the first and greatest gunfighter of the Old West, Wild Bill Hickok wears his own clothing in this 1865-66 photo, not a stage costume, like he wore in most of his photos.

    Jim Beckwourth was an African American who played a major role in the early exploration and settlement of the American West. Although there were people of many races and nationalities on the frontier, Beckwourth was the only African American who recorded his life story, and his adventures took him from the everglades of Florida to the Pacific Ocean and from southern Canada to northern Mexico.

    An unknown young cowgirl from around 1900. Source: Buffalo Bill Museum, Golden, Colorado

    Sacajawea. Stolen, held captive, sold, eventually reunited the Shoshone Indians. She was an interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark in 1805-1806 with her husband Toussaint Charbonneau. She navigated carrying her son, Jean Baptiste, on her back. She traveled thousands of miles from the Dakotas the Pacific Ocean. The explorers, said she was cheerful, never complained, and proved to be invaluable. She served as an advisor, caretaker, and is legendary for her perseverance and resourcefulness.

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    Mary Fields, aka Stagecoach Mary, put the wild in the Wild West. During the late 1800s, she was reportedly one of the toughest characters in the Northern Rockies of Montana. A crack shot, the 6-foot-2-inch, 200-pound Fields wore a .38 Smith & Wesson strapped under her apron. She drove the U.S. mail route between St. Peter's Mission and the town of Cascade, Mont., for eight years -- by stagecoach -- dressed in a man's hat and coat.

    Will Rogers performed both on the midway and in a Wild West show inside the fairground.

    “They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one; they promised to take our land, and they did.” Chief Red Cloud, Oglala Lakota (1822 – December 10, 1909)

    Extremely rare photo of Wild Bill Hickok taken a year before his death by D.D. Dare in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

    John Johnston, the real "Jeremiah Johnson." His native american wife was killed by the Crow people.He embarkd on a 12yr vendetta against the tribe. He would cut out the liver of each man he killed. This was an insult being the Crow believed by eating the liver of animals they killed they recieved its vitality.He was a sailor,union soldier in 1864 Colorado Calvery,Scout,hunter, guide, & whiskey peddler.

    Ralph C. Lincoln, 11th generation Lincoln, 3rd cousin of Abraham

    A forgotten profession: In the days before alarm clocks were widely affordable, people like Mary Smith of Brenton Street were employed to rouse sleeping people in the early hours of the morning. They were commonly known as ‘knocker-ups’ or ‘knocker-uppers’. Mrs. Smith was paid sixpence a week to shoot dried peas at market workers’ windows in Limehouse Fields, London. Photograph from Philip Davies’ Lost London: 1870-1945.