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.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.