Annie Oakley (Famous Figures of the American Frontier) by Charles J. Shields

By Charles J. Shields

This publication outlines the tale of "Little yes Shot," Phoebe Ann Moses. The ebook addresses the heritage of Annie's taking pictures improvement and her partnership with Frank Butler. It speaks of her notable crowds round the USA and Europe. Annie was once an instance of the facility of the human spirit overcoming adversity, in addition to a girl who helped to alter the face of pop culture.

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The Butlers reported that Annie’s hip was torn, and that within 17 hours, her hair had turned snow white. Some biographers write 53 54 A NNIE OAKLEY that as a result of the accident, she had five operations on her back over the years. The matter of her hair turning white—when and why—is disputed. Soon after the accident, Annie visited Hot Springs, Arkansas. While sitting in a steaming bath, she fainted and remained too long in the mineral water. One possibility is that overexposure to the minerals bleached her hair and left brown blotches on her skin.

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The Butlers may have relied on the train accident as a convenient explanation. In any case, Annie was now in her forties. Her white hair made her appear distinguished, like a “kindly school teacher,” one newspaper remarked. Frank and Annie decided it was time to retire. Annie told the press she was tired. They moved back to their home in Nutley, New Jersey, where Annie accepted a part in another theater production about the Old West that received flattering reviews. But then, on August 11, 1903, an erroneous newspaper report created a heartache that occupied her in court for the next five years.

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