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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 ... 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 (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…

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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.

“I would like to see every woman know how to handle [firearms] as naturally as they know how to handle babies.” Annie Oakley

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Annie Oakley is one of 215 Honorees in the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame.

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

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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

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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

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