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The Extraordinary Tale of...

From humble beginnings to performing for the Queen, this self-taught crack shot from rural Ohio became one of the most recognisable figures of the Old West

1887 ANNIE OAKLEY COMES TO EUROPE

One of the most famous sharpshooters in America, who performed for heads of state and fought for women’s rights

YOUNG GUN

At only five feet tall, Oakley was given the nickname of ‘Watanya Cicilla’ by fellow performer Sitting Bull, translated as ‘Little Sure Shot’ in the public advertisements.

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