Annie Oakley: “Aim for a High Mark”

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Date(s) - 03/24/2017
3:30 pm

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Ocean County Library, Plumsted Branch

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With professional partner Buffalo Bill Cody, Oakley, a diminutive sharpshooter and exhibition shooter, competed in a sport and in a world dominated by men. She learned to shoot from practical necessity: hunting to feed her parents and siblings. Oakley grew up poor, overcoming a difficult and abusive childhood. She felt strongly that women were just as capable as men and insisted that they should strive to achieve any goal or occupation that interested them. Her motto was to “Aim for a high mark…for practice will make you perfect.” and her hope was that all women would reach the “Bulls-eye of Success.”

Kim Hanley, American Historical Theatre

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