Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley was born today, August 13, 1860 at Darke County, Ohio. She developed an eye as a markswoman early as a child, becoming so proficient that she was able to pay off the mortgage on her family farm by selling the game she killed. A few years after defeating vaudeville marksman Frank Butler in a shooting match, she married him and they toured with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
Learn more with "Shooting for the Moon-Amazing life and times of Annie Oakley" by Stephen Krensky

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