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…
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! 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.