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Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley, born Phoebe Ann Mosey, the greatest and most well known shapr shooter of all times. She could use a caliber rifle at 90 feet to split a playing card edge-on and put five or six more holes in it before it touched the ground.

Annie Oakley (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.  Oakley's most famous trick is being able to repeatedly split a playing card, edge-on, and put several more holes in it before it could touch the ground, while using a .22 at 90 feet. [Wikipedia] (Thanks, David Cranmer)

Annie Oakley was an Ohio-born lady who could shoot like the dickens. She was the first white woman hired by a Wild West outfit to fill a traditionally male role.

Annie Oakley Photograph :: Ohio Memory Collection -- I'd like to think this would have been me.

annie Oakley--probably the greatest rifle shot in American History.

According to our Googlings, ‘cowgirls’ got their name thanks to the Wild West Shows where they showed off their riding and rope whirling skills and this catapulted women such as Annie Oakley to fame.

Annie Oakley - Phoebe Ann Oakley Moses August 13, 1860–November 3, 1926 Sharpshooter and exhibition shooter; starred in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show

Annie Oakley - Phoebe Ann Oakley Moses August 1926 Sharpshooter and exhibition shooter; starred in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show

Annie Oakley (1925)

Studio portrait of Phoebe Anne Oakley Mozee (Annie Oakley). She wears a necklace given to her by Mad King Ludwig II of Bavaria

"The Amazon, Annie Oakley" on an European tour, by Giuseppe Primoli, c.1897

Sharpshooter Annie Oakley while touring with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show in Italy, 1890 - : HistoryPorn

Annie Oakley and Frank Butler: A Love Story: Our Valentine's Day blog story will surprise you . . . the love story of Annie and Frank is a far cry from the usual "boy meets girl" saga, and much about it is not at all common knowledge.   READ IT HERE:   buff.ly/1gg64MI  Whether their story is common knowledge or not, theirs is a love story that is uncommonly good!  #valentinesday   #Western   #history

Annie Oakley and Frank Butler: A Love Story

Annie Oakley & Frank Butler In the first movie about her Tony Walkers role was indeed Frank Butler. The fact is she really won the shooting match.

Buffalo Bill Cody, born William Frederick Cody, was famous for performing in the Wild West shows popular in the 1870s. He toured Europe many times with his “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West” show and performed for Pope Leo XIII and Queen Victoria.

William “Buffalo Bill” Cody, age nineteen, c. (Buffalo Bill Historical Center) Reminds me of Dad.we used to call him Wild Bill Cody since his name was Bill.

"I aint afraid to love a man.  I ain't afraid to shoot him either."--Annie Oakley

On April the legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley was hired to join Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Our documentary "Annie Oakley" broadcasts.

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