Annie Oakley (1860-1926), born Phoebe Ann Moses, was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Oakley's amazing talent and timely rise to fame led to a starring role in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, which propelled her to become the first American female superstar. Art Prints starting at $21.00 on Archival Matte Paper.
This "pencil" was drawn using a photograph for reference taken by photographer, Eugene Pirou in Paris, France in 1896. This piece was published in the Buffalo Bill Historical Centers, "Points West" Fall 2004 Magazine. The title of the article is "Building the West", written by Karchners' good friend George Mongon, Depu
Etta Place: Born 1878, was a companion of the famous American outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (real names Robert LeRoy Parker and Harry Alonzo Longabaugh). The Pinkerton Detective Agency traced her to Fort Worth in Texas and to the St. Louis World Fair, but failed to arrest them before she returned to Argentina.
Back in the 70s and 80s I used to often hear the story that Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow robbed the Heights State Bank back in the 30s and that before they robbed the bank, they stopped for gas at the old gas station (Bennys) that they just tore down at the corner of Waugh and Welch across from...
Oklahoma Land Rush. "Those who wanted land, and those who wanted land in the Indian Territory. There could be no other classification, for they came from everywhere, were of all age groups, and of every known profession. Hope, determination, and poverty were common to them all."
The Prairie Schooner was the first choice for long-distance family travel across the American prairies in the 1800s. The discovery of gold in California in 1848 and the 1862 Homestead Act sent many daring souls in the eastern United States on a 2000 mile adventure into the west, and he primary choice of transportation for pioneer families and fortune hunters was a practical one: a cloth-covered wagon.
Mary Fields, nickname Stagecoach Mary, was a former slave who became the first African-American woman to work for the US postal service when, about age 60, she was the fastest applicant to hitch up a team of 6 horses in the Montana Territory. She wore a pistol under her apron and when the snow was too deep for the horses she would carry the mail on her back and deliver it on snowshoes. She never missed a day. When the town of Cascade banned women from saloons, the mayor granted her an…