The Myth of the Wild West By sydney and nora!!

Annie Oakley

  • born in Ohio in 1860
  • Her father died when she was young, and her mother remarried twice
  • Annie went to a home for the elderly, orphaned, or mentally ill. Because Annie did not "needto be there, she helped out around the home in exchange for an education from the owner of the house’s wife, Mrs. Edington
  • Annie stayed at the Edington house until she was about 13
  • Annie became famous for her amazing shooting accuracy, especially for a young girl
  • Later in life, Annie married another shooter and they went around and did shooting shows together, becoming famous

Cow towns

  • A cow town is a town or city in a cattle-raising area of western North America.
  • Two cow towns in the west, were Wichita, and Abilene.
  • Abilene was a small town that had a small population, but soon became one of the biggest cow towns when Joseph G McCoy thought it was the perfect town to ship cattle.
  • The population grew, and it became the primary town to ship cattle.
  • Wichita was first settled in 1864.
  • This town was a place for Texas cattle to be driven north along the Chisholm Trail.
  • The cattle was then sold to eastern markets.

Buffalo Bill Cody

  • Cody was born in Iowa, on February 16, in 1846.
  • In 1867, he hunted for buffalo for a railroad crew, where he first earned the nickname Buffalo Bill.
  • In 1883, Buffalo bill Cody created a show called the Wild West show.
  • It was preformed for people in the U.S and in Europe for about 30 years.
  • In 1899, Cody made his own newspaper called the Cody Enterprise, which is still used today.
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