Skip to comments.Video: Annie Oakley's Sharpshooting Skills - November 1, 1894 @ Edison's Black Maria Studio
Posted on 11/18/2012 5:13:18 PM PST by DogByte6RER
Annie Oakley (1860 1926) was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Oakleys amazing talent and timely rise to fame led to a starring role in Buffalo Bills Wild West show, which propelled her to become the first American female superstar.
Oakleys perhaps most famous trick is being able to repeatedly split a playing card, edge-on, and put several more holes in it before it could touch the ground, using a .22 caliber rifle, at 90 feet.
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Annie Oakley was an amazing woman in many ways- including personally teaching thousands of other women to shoot. I suggested to my 11 year old daughter she dress up as Annie for Halloween next year, and she was thrilled with the idea :)
My Ohio residing granddaughter did a report on Annie Oakley. Annie Oakley was an Ohioian.
Yes, she was born in Greenville, OH, Darke County. They have a festival every year in her honor and there is also a museum there. I used to live in Darke County.
Thanks for the info. Next time I visit Ohio, I will have to visit.
I used to call my daughter Annie Oakley, when she was around 12 or so, because she was such a dead shot with a BB gun and a .22 rifle.
Thanks for this great find!
Cool. Thanks for posting :)
I think she lived in Cambridge, Md at one time.
BFL. This should be interesting.
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