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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 #womenshistory

Annie Oakley #womenshistory

Annie Oakley began trapping at a young age, shooting, and hunting by age  eight to support her siblings and her widowed mother. She sold the...

Annie Oakley began trapping at a young age, shooting, and hunting by age eight to support her siblings and her widowed mother. She sold the...

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.

An 1890 publicity photo for one of America's greatest cowgirls, Annie Oakley. | 15 Retro Pics Of Truly Badass Cowgirls

An 1890 publicity photo for one of America's greatest cowgirls, Annie Oakley. | 15 Retro Pics Of Truly Badass Cowgirls

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

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

I love this Annie Oakley vintage sign. Her story is one of my favorites.

I love this Annie Oakley vintage sign. Her story is one of my favorites.

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

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

Sharpshooter Annie Oakley, is shown here, the summer before she sailed for England with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West.

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Sharpshooter Annie Oakley, is shown here, the summer before she sailed for England with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West.

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

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