How Annie Oakley, "Princess of the West," Preserved Her Ladylike Reputation
Annie Oakley shoots over her back using a mirror to spot her target as part of the Wild West shows.
1945: Actress and rodeo champ Betty Miles poses for an epic pic.
An 1890 publicity photo for one of America's greatest cowgirls, Annie Oakley.
Annie Oakley (Phoebe Ann Mosey 8/13/1860 – 11/3/31926) was an American sharpshooter & exhibition shooter. Oakley starred in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show, the first American female superstar. Using a .22 caliber rifle, at 90 ft Oakley reputedly could split a playing card edge-on & put 5 or 6 more holes in it before it touched the ground.
A Journey Back Into the Days of the Wild Wild West
Miss Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley is one of 215 Honorees in the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame.
Lady Legend Annie Oakley's Gun Is Worth Way More Than $143K
Annie Oakley! She was the first woman Buffalo Bill hired for his Wild West show and was a trailblazer who challenged stereotypes about women of the time. Not only could she out-shoot men, she was out-earning most of them. Oakley also used her celebrity to campaign for a woman's right to paid employment and equal pay.
Vintage Cowgirl Poster
Annie Oakley ... this lady was the business! I was in Annie get your gun when I was a girl, I played her little sister that's my favorite musical