Phoebe Ann Mosey was born in a log cabin in Greenville, Ohio, on August 13, 1860. Her skills as a sharpshooter with the Buffalo Bill Wild West Shows made her a superstar. When she was only eight years old, Annie Oakley started hunting and trapping to help support her family, as her father died when she was only five. Her skill as a markswoman contributed to her mother᾽s ability to pay off the mortgage when Annie was 15. Several years later she married Frank Butler, a noted marksman and dog trainer, after beating him in a shooting contest. When Frank and Annie began performing together she took the stage name, Annie Oakley. In 1885, the couple joined the Wild West Shows and within a few years, Annie was the highest paid performer next to Buffalo Bill Cody. In a 1922 shooting contest, at age 62, Annie hit 100 clay targets in a row from 16 yards.
This Annie Oakley History Mug is part of our Athletes and Rodeo series which includes many unique athletes and rodeo stars. Content is crafted for a stunning visual experience and to inspire an interest to learn more about history. Biography and images are designed and printed in Bristol, Vermont, USA.
- 11 oz. mug: 3.75” H x 3” D
- 15 oz. mug: 4.5″ H x 3.25″ D
- Mugs are premium hard coated ceramic, which are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
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