Annie Oakley

by Olivia from Paradise Valley

Gail Davis as TV’s Annie Oakley <br>(
Gail Davis as TV’s Annie Oakley

My definition of a hero is someone loyal. They are selfless and willing to do things that sometimes they don’t always want to do. They have courage. When they are left out or even segregated they don’t give up. They are strong and are a defender to themselves or to other people. My hero is Annie Oakley.

Annie Oakley’s real name was Phoebe and she was born in Darke County, Ohio in 1860. When she was twelve, she could shoot a running quail. She was an American sharpshooter and an exhibition shooter. She soon became well known throughout the region. Butler began dating Annie, and they married on June 20, 1882.

She could handle a rifle or a six-gun. She starred in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show for over sixteen years. Her husband was her assistant and her act was to shoot a dime out of his hand or a cigarette out of his mouth. She could also hit a playing card thrown ninety feet away from her.

Annie Oakley is really special to me and I look up to her whenever I’m in trouble.

Page created on 1/13/2010 12:00:00 AM

Last edited 1/13/2010 12:00:00 AM

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