An account of the Wild West wouldn't be complete without mention of the legendary sharpshooter, Annie Oakley. Born Phoebe Ann Moses on August 13, 1860, she gained fame as Annie Oakley for her unparalleled shooting skills. In 1875, famed marksman Frank Butler rolled into Cincinnati and put $100 on the line for anyone who could outshoot him. A 15-year-old Oakley stepped up to the challenge, and beat Butler. It was around that same age that Oakley paid off the mortgage for her mother's home by shooting small game for a local grocery store.
Less than a year later, the two got married. Later, Oakley became the star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, and remained its main attraction for 17 years. Watch the videos below to learn more about this amazing woman, and to even see real footage of Oakley's skill.