Lead: As a girl Annie Oakley helped feed her destitute family with her keen marksmanship. In later years she made good use of those talents.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: At the Woman's Building at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 the progress of the women's movement being led by suffragists such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton was chronicled. A short distance away, a thoroughly liberated woman was mesmerizing large crowds, doing man's work better than most men. Born Phoebe Ann Moses in the year before the Civil War began, Annie Oakley, the principle performer of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, was practicing what the women's movement was preaching.


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