While some of Annie Oakley's deeds have long faded, her carefully honed reputation remains intact and within the collective memories of Ohioans today. She was living proof that we are not bound by our circumstances, we are not bound by our gender roles. Sometimes, just what we achieve results from the adversity we must overcome.
Some lore arises from fantastic and other worldly claims. Some lore arises from mysterious tales told around the campfire. And yet some lore, the kind of which we’re exploring today, is the rarest of them all. This lore springs forth from truth so large and so profound that we just can’t help but be in awe.
I’m talking about legend of Annie Oakley.
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Annie Oakley in the 1880's