In 1902, Annie Oakley posed with an unknown costar in her new stage show, The Western Girl. A year earlier she suffered terrible injuries to her back in a train accident and had to stop touring with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West.
Annie Oakley wasn't just the best female sharpshooter - she was THE best. She once sent a shot right through the bullseye, then someone bet she couldn't shoot through the hole she had just made. Guess what happened next?
After the Civil War, thousands of young men went West in search of work, opportunity and their fortunes. Many found work as well-armed cowboys on Texas cattle drives and ranches across the Western United States.