She chose Annie Oakley as her professional name and went on to dazzle audiences in the Midwest with her phenomenal accuracy. Sioux Chief Sitting Bull was so moved at seeing her amazing skill that in 1884 he adopted her as his daughter, naming her "Little Sure Shot." After joining Buffalo Bill's Wild West in 1865, Annie became the star who thrilled audiences, including royalty and nobility across England and Europe. Retiring from the Wild West in 1901, Annie shot mostly for fun and charity events, donating funds to orphanages and disadvantaged widows. In ill health for several months, Annie died in Greenville at age 66.
|Series||This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series|
|Placed By||Annie Oakley Center Foundation, Darke County Historical Society, Darke County Visitors Bureau and The Ohio Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 5:34pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 707440 N 4459514|
|Decimal Degrees||40.26040000, -84.56063333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 15.624', W 84° 33.638'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 15' 37.44" N, 84° 33' 38.28" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||937, 419|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 11775-11791 Co Hwy 98, Versailles OH 45380, US|
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