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Annie Oakley special coming on PBS

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by bg, May 3, 2006.

  1. bg

    bg Well-Known Member

    From all the stories I've heard and some things I've read,
    this lady was some kind of shooter. PBS is having a pc
    on her coming up real soon. I hope you can tune in.
    Scheduled for Monday, May the 8th at 8:00pm >



    What a great chance to get YOUR lady to take a look
    at another lady who liked to shoot. Might help thaw some
    out a bit who have a disdain for firearms..Never know. :)
    Last edited: May 3, 2006
  2. Q-Lock

    Q-Lock Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the heads up! I know my wife will definitely be interested in this. She likes to refer to herself as Annie Oakley when we're out shooting.
  3. Sistema1927

    Sistema1927 Well-Known Member

    I wonder if PBS will try to tell the Annie Oakley story without guns, just like they have done with Frontier House and Texas Ranch?
  4. scooterthegreat

    scooterthegreat Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the heads up with enough time to go and get some video tapes!!

    I would be extremely dissapointed if they did that.
  5. James T Thomas

    James T Thomas Well-Known Member

    Public Brainwashing System

    I was watching a "special" on the PBS last night, and I began to realize that subtle implications were being woven thruout the entire presentaion that represented qute another world viewpoint. It was quite in contrast with my own. I had been aware of this deception for a growing time now, but I had to finally come to grips with the truth.

    The PBS network; Boston, etc. has it's own liberal agenda that, along with factual presentations, are intertwined half truths, omissions, and substitutions that are professionaly displayed and narrated so that the viewer comes away from that brainwashing never knowing just what really has been given to them.

    They do not foist on us Alan Alda, Jane Goodall, etc.,for nothing -hiding behind the veneer of "Science, Ecology, Astronomy, the facts children, the "truth" as theysee it -and you're going to receive it!

    Watch the "new" and "revealing" Annie Oakley, and decide for yourself.
    I state this with certainty, as these people are driven. They cannot help themselves; I swear it, so help me Robin Williams.
  6. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    They might find it hard to work their leftist ideas into a show about Annie Oakley, but I am sure they will if they can.

    Actually, Annie has been the subject of a lot of myths. She was an excellent shot, with rifle and shotgun. But she was a performer in a show. She was not a lawwoman, she didn't capture crooks or chase rustlers. She didn't shoot it out with Billy the Kid or round up the Dalton gang. She was not a super feminist. She was just a darned good showperson.

  7. JohnBT

    JohnBT Well-Known Member


    Shooting an apple off her dog's head. His name was Dave.
  8. Q-Lock

    Q-Lock Well-Known Member

    I don't think my dog would be as calm as Dave if I tried that with her.
  9. Car Knocker

    Car Knocker Well-Known Member

    Actually, that's a picture of Dave XII. :neener:
  10. redloki

    redloki Well-Known Member

    I have no doubt that Annie was a good shot and she did a lot for the shooting sports and women in shooting. It was at a gun museum in I think Berryville Arkansas that had one of her pistols. It was the one she used the shoot the glass balls in the air with. I was very dissapointed to find out that it was a smooth bore pistol and she used shotshells, according to the label on the gun and it was indeed a smoothbore when I looked. In essence She was using a mini shotgun. While even using this it takes skill to acomplish I always assumed that she used a good ole fasion lead slug which would have made her feats amazing in my eyes. When I read that, in my mind her skill and her abilities were knocked down a notch.
  11. JohnBT

    JohnBT Well-Known Member

    "After the war, the Butlers returned to Pinehurst. They continued to give shooting exhibitions and lessons to the guests at the hotel in which they stayed. In 1922, Annie began to make plans for a comeback. She performed before 100,000 people in Brockton, Massachusetts. She also attracted crowds in New York and other major cities. In addition, she had plans to star in a motion picture. Unfortunately, at the end of the year, she and Butler were severely injured in an automobile accident. The next year their dog, Dave, was killed in an automobile accident in Leesburg."

    Edited to add: redloki, you can't shoot bullets in a crowded circus tent or outdoor arena surrounded by people. She could outshoot the best using bullets. Read this all the way to the end.

    "Upon Annie's return home, she used her father's old Kentucky rifle to hunt small game for resale in Greenville and hotels and restaurants in northern Ohio. Prior to leaving for the poor farm, she had been trapping game and had taught herself how to use the rifle.

    Annie was so successful at hunting that she was able to pay the entire mortgage on the family farm with the money she had earned from the sale of her game. In her autobiography she notes "Oh, how my heart leaped with joy as I handed the money to mother and told her that I had saved enough to pay it off!" At the time, she was fifteen."
  12. mustanger98

    mustanger98 Well-Known Member

    See if they tell about the show they did with Buffalo Bill in Germany where she shot the cigar out of Emperor Wilhelm II's mouth at his insistance (after she'd been drinking heavily the night before and was performing with a bit of a hangover) and how during WW1, she wrote him a letter asking for a second chance to miss and kill him which he never responded to.
  13. bogie

    bogie Well-Known Member

    Er... _all_ of the performers used shotshells to break aerial targets. Otherwise it would tend to really hack off the folks in the surrounding area.

    You ever try hitting something like a clay pigeon and a handgun with a shotshell?

    Also, I did find her story fairly interesting... Read some more on Doc Carver and Adam Bogardus...

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