Annie Oakley (born Phoebe Ann Mosey, August 13, 1860 - November 2, 1926) is pictured pinned with various medals for her sharpshooter skills. She was an American figure who starred in ‘Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show’.
William Frederick “Buffalo Bill Cody (1846-1917) was an American soldier, bison hunter, and showman, a famous figure of the American Old West who started performing in shows that displayed cowboy themes and episodes from the frontier and Indian Wars. He founded his wild west show in 1883, taking his large company on tours in the United States and beginning in 1887, to Great Britain and continental Europe.
Oakley was born and raised in rural western Ohio and learned to hunt as a child to provide for her impoverished family. At the age of 15, she entered and won a shooting contest against an experienced marksman named Frank E. Butler, an Irish American. Eventually the two were married and began to perform together in ‘Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show’ from 1885 until 1901.
One example of her shooting skills occurred in an act when she would shoot out a cigar from her husband’s lips. Another was her act splitting a playing-card edge-on at 30 paces.
In her later life she continued to set records into her 60s and also engaged in extensive philanthropy for women’s rights and other causes, including the support of young women she knew.
When her health declined and she died, her husband was so grieved that he stopped eating and died 18 days later.
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- 1 (12-ounce) package jumbo pasta shells
- 1 (32-ounce) container ricotta cheese
- 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, divided
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 (28-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
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