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Annie Oakly Essay

599 words - 3 pages

“Little Sure Shot”

Birth: August 13, 1860
Birth place: Patterson Township, Drake county Ohio
Death: November 3, 1929
Real name- Phoebe Ann Mose
Married- Frank E. Butler
Legacy- first and best women sharpshooter

Interesting facts-
Annie stared in Buffalo Bills Wild West Show. She meets and preformed for Queen Victoria and sitting bull. She stared in short films and movies. Her Father died when she was 6, and earned money for her family by hunting. Annie was also injured in a train Wreck.

“Little Sure Shot”
August 13, 1860 was the day a ledged was born. Her name was Phoebe Ann Mose, but was nicknamed Annie Oakley. Annie picked up her first gun at the age of 8, and was a natural at it. By age 22 she was traveling the world, even snuffing out candle flames and knocking corks from ...view middle of the document...

When Annie was 16 she competed in many competitions. It was during one of these where she competed against Frank Butler, who she fell in love with and later married.
Annie had such amazing shooting abilities that she was invited to perform in Buffalo Bills Wild West show. She was so good she got to perform for the Queen of England and Sitting Bull. It was from Sitting Bull she got the Nickname “little Sure Shot”. One day in 1901 Annie was in a train accident where she suffered from a serious spinal injury which left her half paralyzed, but continued to shoot at the age of 61.
Annie’s final years were peaceful. She spent much of her time with the people she loved but she never stopped shooting. Along with her shooting, Annie kept busy by donating much of her prize money to a variety of charities. She also gave shooting lessons to young girls, and starred in many short films about herself. As Annie was getting older she came down with many diseases, but kept many hopes alive.
On November 3, 1926 at the age of 66 Annie died peacefully in her sleep. Annie ounce said “I have only one wish today that is when my eyes are closed in death they will bury me in that quiet little farm land where I was born.” Her wish was granted. But one thing that Annie did is show the world that women could do anything they wanted to and women could accomplish great things if they set their hearts to it, and that us as people are all the same. Annie was an extraordinary woman and will always be remembered for her amazing Accomplishments.

Works Cited

Brown, Caroline Kim. "Little Sure Shot" The Saga of Annie Oakley. Humanities, May/June 2006, Volume 27/Number 3

Women in History. Annie Oakley biography. Last Updated: 9/8/2009. Lakewood Public Library. Date accessed 5/14/2009 . http://www.lkwdpl.org/wihohio/oakl-ann.htm.

Wills, Chuck. Annie Oakley A Photographic story of a life. DK Publishing, 2007

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