Along with Buffalo Bill and Pawnee Bill promoting the Wild West, there was Annie Oakley. She was renowned across the country for her sharp-shooting skills.
- She took her first shoot when she was 8
- She performed for royalty in Europe
- Annie Oakley was not her real name. Her real name is Phoebe Anne Moses
- She married at 16 to Frank Butler
- She never had children
A vigilante is a member of a self-appointed group of citizens who undertake law enforcement in their community without legal authority, typically because the legal agencies are thought to be inadequate. Basically a vigilante was a group of people who enforced the law where there was none.
Cattle herding was very popular in the western frontier during the late 1800s. Farmers would take their herds to cow towns like Abilene, Witchita and Dodge City to have penned and ready for shipment. The cowboys would also stay the night, and have a good time.