Americas Best Sharpshooter Ever!
Annie And Her Gun!
Annie was known as the best shooter around!
Annie and her Show!
Annie Had her own show called "Buffalo Bill's"
Annie And Her Nickname!
Annie's nickname was "Little sure Shot" because everyone always knew that she would surely get Any shot!
Annie Oakley (1860-1926) - Sharpshooter Superstar
Facts about Annie Oakley!
- Whether it be a pistol, rifle, or shotgun, the legendary markswoman Annie Oakley was masterful with them all. Dubbed "Little Sure Shot" by Chief Sitting Bull (she was 5 feet tall), her sharp shooting in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show won her many awards and captivated audiences far and wide. Her name remains synonymous with firearms and entertainment.
- Born in a log cabin on the Ohio frontier, Annie Oakley began shooting game at age nine to support her widowed mother and siblings. She quickly proved to be a dead shot and word spread so much that at age sixteen.
- Called "Annie Oakley" by her sisters her real name was " Phoebe Ann Oakley Mozee"
- For seventeen years Annie Oakley was the Wild West Show's star attraction with her marvelous shooting feats.
- At 90 feet Annie could shoot a dime tossed in midair. In one day with a .22 rifle she shot 4,472 of 5,000 glass balls tossed in midair. With the thin edge of a playing card facing her at 90 feet, Annie could hit the card and puncture it with with five or six more shots as it settled to the ground
- In a train wreck in 1901, Annie suffered a spinal injury that required five operations and even left her partially paralyzed for a while.
Annie Oakley died of pernicious anemia on Nov. 3, 1926, in Greenville, Ohio, at the age of sixty-six. A legend in her own time, the remarkable life of Annie Oakley would be celebrated in the 1946 Herbert and Dorothy Fields musical Annie Get Your Gun.