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By Shirl Kasper

“Nothing extra easy, I guarantee you….But I’ll let you know what. you need to have your brain, your by no means, and every little thing in concord. Don’t examine your gun, easily persist with the article with finish of it, as though the top of the barrel used to be the purpose of your finger.” –Annie OakleyAnnie Oakley is a legend? America’s maximum girl sharpshooter, a girl who triumphed within the masculine international of highway indicates and firearms. regardless of her nice repute, the preferred photo of Annie Oakley is way from real. She was once neither a swaggering western gal nor a candy “little girl.” Annie Oakley was once a aggressive and resolute lady who desired to be the simplest and succeeded. during this finished biography Shirl Kasper units the list instantly, giving us a correct, sincere, and compelling portrait of the lady often called “Little definite Shot.”Born Phoebe Ann Moses in Ohio in 1860. Annie took her first shot at age eight?“one of the simplest pictures I ever made,” Annie later stated. It was once the beginning of her lifelong fascination with taking pictures. Early neighborhood acclaim resulted in a competition with Frank Butler, a certified sharpshooter. Annie received and Frank fell in love along with her. Annie and Frank (who finally gave up his personal act to be Annie’s supervisor) have been wed now not lengthy after and remained married for forty-two years, till their deaths in 1926 simply day apart.Annie’s sharpshooting profession all started whereas at the highway with Frank’s convey, yet she rose to status in her seventeen years with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West. Her pace, agility, uncanny precision, and grace quickly made Annie global recognized. capturing used to be her ardour; except her profession with the Wild West, Annie hunted, shot capture, entered many taking pictures contests, played for global warfare I troops, and, in her retirement years, taught hundreds of thousands of girls find out how to shoot.Annie Oakley presents a brilliant and unforgettable portrait of this American unique: a prim and correct lady, conservative in her perspectives, hand-working and frugal, whose maximum resource of satisfaction was once to be authorized as “a lady.” major occasions are documented the following for the 1st time: Annie’s determination to hitch the suffering Wild West convey; her assembly with Sitting Bull; the character of her feud with Lillian Smith, one other Wild West markswoman; and the true cause that Annie’s hair abruptly grew to become white while she was once purely 41. completely researched, absolutely annotated, and completely unsentimental, this quantity is the main whole and checklist of Annie Oakley’s existence and achievements.

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11 Before Annie had much time to become acquainted with Greenville, an area farmer came by the Infirmary looking for a girl to serve as a companion for his wife and new baby. " The farmer, whom she never would identify, made a slave of her. "I got up at 4 o'clock in the morning, got breakfast, milked the cows, washed dishes, skimmed milk, fed the calves and pigs, pumped the water for the cattle, fed the chickens, rocked the baby to sleep, weeded the garden, picked wild blackberries and got dinner," she said.

Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Otah; Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, California; Sarah Pritchard and Paul T. Heffron, the Library of Congress; Emmett D. , Amityville (New York) Historical Society; the Board of County Commissioners, Butler County, Ohio; the Court of Common Pleas, Hamilton County, Ohio; Judge Fred J. Borchard of the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Michigan; and Nicholas R. Amato, surrogate of the County of Essex, New Jersey. Page xiii I also would like to thank friends who believed in me and understood my commitment to this project.

Oakley, Annie, 18601926. 2. Shooters of firearmsUnited StatesBiography.  EntertainersUnited StatesBiography. I. Title. 3'092dc20 [B]91-50864 CIP The paper in this book meets the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources, Inc. Copyright © 1992 by the University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Publishing Division of the University. All rights reserved. A. First edition.  She wore the white hat and did the right thing.

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