By Charles J. Shields
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She could also shoot with either hand, holding pistols and firing in tandem, smashing targets. With a rifle, she could hit a playing card at 60 feet, then put five or six more holes in it as it fluttered to the ground. ”) Her best-known trick shot, though, was aiming over the shoulder using a mirror or a shiny bowie knife to see her targets. To make things fun, she threw a little acting into her performance. When a hard shot was coming up, she flipped her thick, luxurious hair over her shoulder and stood very still, hands on hips, thinking.
29 T HE W ILD W EST S HOW A colorful poster advertises the Wild West Show, featuring Buffalo Bill on horseback at the right. Annie joined the show in the spring of 1885 and soon became a star. B uffalo Bill Cody’s real name was William Frederick Cody. Born in 1846 in Iowa, he had been a Pony Express rider, Civil War soldier, trail scout, hunter, Indian fighter, and actor. He received his nickname because of his skill at buffalo hunting for the Kansas Pacific Railroad construction crews. The idea for staging an outdoor show about the Old 31 32 A NNIE OAKLEY Before starting the Wild West Show, Buffalo Bill Cody was already nationally famous.
In April 1887, the ship State of Nebraska departed New York City with all the show’s performers aboard. Down in the ship’s hold were 18 buffaloes, 181 horses, 10 elk, four donkeys, five longhorn Texas steers, two deer, and a stagecoach. 43 44 A NNIE OAKLEY Londoners eagerly awaited the arrival of the show. Booksellers offered copies of famous American novels about the wilderness, such as James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans. Posters featuring Indians, a runaway stagecoach, and cowboys appeared all over the city.
Annie Oakley (Famous Figures of the American Frontier) by Charles J. Shields