By Charles J. Shields

This booklet outlines the tale of "Little convinced Shot," Phoebe Ann Moses. The ebook addresses the historical past of Annie's capturing improvement and her partnership with Frank Butler. It speaks of her striking crowds round the USA and Europe. Annie was once an instance of the ability of the human spirit overcoming adversity, in addition to a lady who helped to alter the face of pop culture.

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The rumor was that he had agreed to travel with the show because he wanted to see Annie Oakley. Actually, Sitting Bull hoped to meet President Grover Cleveland and T HE W ILD W EST S HOW make a personal plea for the welfare of Indians. On the day Sitting Bull arrived, he sat in a carriage and watched the show. Performers came over to be introduced. Annie greeted him and asked whether he had received the red silk handkerchief and the coins she had sent him. “I got them,” Sitting Bull said through an interpreter, “but I left them at home for safety.

The British press seemed to enjoy painting a colorful picture of Annie, adding details to her life’s story that were often thrilling but untrue. “Annie Oakley is a great favorite here,” reported an American who visited London during the summer of 1887. Frank, on the other hand, was so little noticed that few people knew the couple was married. Annie even received a marriage proposal from a French count who threatened suicide if she refused him. ) When the count sent a photograph of FAME AND F ORTUNE himself, she put a bullet through the forehead, wrote “Respectfully declined,” and mailed it back.

56 A NNIE OAKLEY while in Cambridge. The book was published in 1914 by a gunpowder manufacturer. She also wrote articles about shooting and hunting, and she encouraged other women to take up shooting, if only for self-defense. During 1915 and 1916, the Butlers traveled between Cambridge; Pinehurst, North Carolina; and Newcastle-by-the-Sea, New Hampshire. The latter was a small resort owned by the owner of their hotel in Pinehurst. In 1917, the Butlers sold their home in Cambridge and moved to Pinehurst.

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