Wild Wild West Dennis.Rousakovski

Annie Oakley- Annie Oakley was born Phoebe Ann Moses in 1860 in rural Dark County, Ohio.Annie was sent to the county at a young age. At age 10, she was sent to work for a family who treated her cruelly -- she called them "the wolves." Eventually Annie ran away from them.Annie helped support her family by shooting game in the nearby woods and selling it to a local shopkeeper. Her marksmanship paid off the mortgage on her mother's house and led her to enter a shooting match with touring champion Frank Butler on Thanksgiving Day 1875. To Butler's astonishment, the 15-year-old beat him in the competition. Butler fell in love with her and they were married the next year.Annie adopted the professional name "Oakley,".She joined Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West in 1885 and performed in the show for most of the next 17 years.Oakley dazzled audiences with her shotgun abilities, splitting cards on their edges, snuffing candles, and shooting the corks off bottles. While maintaining her modest wardrobe, she also knew how to please a crowd, blowing kisses and pouting theatrically whenever she intentionally missed a shot. Annie Oakley died on November 3, 1926. Frank Butler, to whom she had been married for 50 years, died 18 days later

COWTOWNS- a town or city in a cattle-raising area of western North America.

a small, isolated, or unsophisticated town.

Wichita, and Abiliene were the more popular and famous cowtowns. They both were know for their many gunfights, girls, supplies, etc.

William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody opened Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show on May 19, 1883 at Omaha, Nebraska. He was an American scout, who did shows about the Wild West. He had cowboys, and many other things that represented the Wild West.

CREDITS- https://centerofthewest.org/learn/western-essays/wild-west-shows/

http://www.truewestmagazine.com/kansas-cattle-towns-then-and-now/

https://centerofthewest.org/explore/buffalo-bill/research/annie-oakley/

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