Annie Oakley, American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Born Phoebe Ann Moses on August 13, 1860 in North Star, Ohio, U.S. Died November 3, 1926 (aged 66) in Greenville, Ohio, U.S. / qw

Annie Oakley, American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Born Phoebe Ann Moses on August 13, 1860 in North Star, Ohio, U.S. Died November 3, 1926 (aged 66) in Greenville, Ohio, U.S. / qw

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.

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.

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.

Miss Annie Oakley was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Her "amazing talent" first came to light when the then-15-year-old won a shooting match with traveling-show marksman Frank E. Butler (whom she married). The couple joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West show a few years later. Oakley became a renowned international star, performing before royalty and heads of state.

A Journey Back Into the Days of the Wild Wild West

Miss Annie Oakley was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Her "amazing talent" first came to light when the then-15-year-old won a shooting match with traveling-show marksman Frank E. Butler (whom she married). The couple joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West show a few years later. Oakley became a renowned international star, performing before royalty and heads of state.

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

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

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

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

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