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Annie Oakley Essay

  • Submitted by: wagnonsl
  • on March 14, 2011
  • Category: History
  • Length: 623 words

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Annie Oakley was a legendary woman.   Her name is actually Phoebe Ann Oakley Mozee.   This was the name that her mom gave to her when she was born on August 13, 1860, but her sisters called her Annie.   Oakley came into play after Oakley, Ohio (Wickapedia).   She never attended school any type of school to earn an education.   Her parents were Jacob and Susan, they were both Quakers and originally from Pennsylvania.   They moved to Ohio due to a fire that ended their livelihood as innkeepers.   Her father fought in the War of 1812, but died in 1866 due to pneumonia and being exposed in freezing weather.   Her mother had remarried and had another kid.   She was soon widowed again.   Annie was the fifth of seven children total to her mother.     She went through a lot as a young girl.   She was put in charge of the care of the farm of that county.   She went through trials and tribulations just like most people do, she was mentally and physically abused, soon after she made plans to be with her family once again.   Her mom had gotten remarried for the third time by now.   She began shooting animals at age nine to support her family.   She soon showed, not only her family, but the community as well that she had a perfect shot.   By the time Annie was sixteen she went to Cincinnati to enter a shooting contest with Frank Butler.   Annie won the match by one point and she had also won her partners heart.   She soon after married Frank Butler, and became an assistant in his traveling shooting show.   They both joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show in 1885; this was run by Buffalo Bill Cody.   She was involved and traveled with this show for seventeen years.   She was such an incredible and talented woman.   At 90 feet she could shoot a dime tossed in the air.   It seems to be told that in one single day Annie Oakley shot 4,472 out of 5,000 glass balls, which were tossed in the air, in one day.   She could hit a card 5 or 6 times before it would fall to the ground.   Small examples like this and...

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